Saturday, 22 October 2016

Raymond Sheppard Auctions

I thought, as two very interesting pieces have come up for auction, I'd add a few pieces that are currently on sale. Although I do carefully list anything that comes up for auction for Frank Bellamy (on my other blog) but I haven't done the same for Sheppard as there are frequent appearances of many types of his artwork. I may add them as and when they turn up from now on...let's see.

View from Aldbury

Title: Pencil on Paper 'View Near Aldbury 1956'' by Raymond Sheppard
Buy It Now: £175.00  or Make Offer
Seller: handicraft-antiques
Date first shown on sale:24 Oct 2014  - previously sold for £194 May 2014 on eBay


Michael in rocking chair with cat's cradle

Title: Pen and Ink and Watercolour by Raymond Sheppard [Michael and the cat's cradle] 
Buy It Now: £295.00  or Make Offer
Seller: handicraft-antiques
Date first shown on sale:24 Oct 2014  - previously sold for £194 May 2014 on eBay

Tiger walks into icy, snowy river

Title: RARE RAYMOND SHEPPARD 1913-1958 TIGER WATER COLOUR PAINTING ORIGINAL [Tiger in snow walks into icy water]
Auction: £1,500 or Buy it now: £2,500
Seller: wishingonarainbow2  
Date of auction: Oct 2014

Raccoon watches hole in ground

Title: RARE RAYMOND SHEPPARD 1913-1958 RACCOON WATER COLOUR PAINTING [Raccoon watches hole in ground]
Auction: £1,000 or Buy it now: £1,500
Seller: wishingonarainbow2 
Date of auction: Oct 2014

The two colour pieces above (Tiger and Raccoon) appear to me to be for publication rather than the usual sketches, but I have no idea where!

The three colour pieces below all come from M. D. Hillyard (Mary Dorothea Maitland Hillyard) books published by Blackie and Son in the 1930s and 1940s about a family and their travels, predominantly in a caravan. I'll blog more on these books in due course

From Hillyard's Our Camping Holiday

Title: Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958) Watercolour on board, 'Fairground'. [Boy screams with joy on carousel horse
Auction:  Estimate: £150-£200 - Realised £170
Seller: Hannam's Auctioneers
Date of auction: 3 Nov 2016 (Lot 874)

Size: 1' x 1' 4.5"

From Hillyard's Our House on Wheels
Title: Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958) Watercolour on board, 'Caravan'. [Car drags caravan uphill]
Auction:  Estimate: £150-£200 - Realised £180
Seller: Hannam's Auctioneers
Date of auction: 3 Nov 2016 (Lot 875)
Size: 1' x 1' 4.5"

From Hillyard's Our Caravan

Title: Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958) Watercolour on board, 'Snowy Walk'. [Family of five walk through the snow (Caravan in background)]
Auction:  Estimate: £150-£200 - Realised £180
Seller: Hannam's Auctioneers
Date of auction: 3 Nov 2016 (Lot 876)
Size: 1' x 1' 4.5"

Monday, 17 October 2016

Raymond Sheppard bird sketches (Part 2)


Here are some more of Raymond Sheppard's bird sketches that I started to look at previously on this blog. If you can help identify the bird species I'd love to hear from you. My email is below


Vulture studies

King Bird of Paradise, New Guinea

Toucan

Parrot

Parrot

Chestnut-eared Aracaris

Crimson-rumped Toucant

Nepal Hill Myna and Indian Roller

Many sparrows

Pheasant

Pheasant

Rook

Rook?

Rook?


Lovely outline sketches of penguins

Eagle owl

Bateleur Eagle

Pagoda Starling & Golden fronted bird(?)

Great Barbet (Himalayas)

Parrot

Cock of the Rock

Chicken

Ostrich

White-collared kingfisher

Turnstone(?)

Wood thrush

Monday, 3 October 2016

Raymond Sheppard and Young Elizabethan magazine (Part Three)

Leave it to Jones by John Kippax Young Elizabethan January 1956

Cover by John Verney
See my notes on John Hynam in my previous article, here he uses the name John Kippax

Young Elizabethan January 1956, p.19

Young Elizabethan January 1956, p.21

The haunted schooner by Wilmon Menard Young Elizabethan July 1956





Young Elizabethan July 1956 p.15
It appears, if we have the same author, our unusually named author was born September 16, 1908 in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA and died July 25, 1998 (age 89) in San Diego, California, USA and wrote the story on which a Walter Pidgeon film called 6000 enemies (1939) was based. It seems obvious that Menard spent a lot of time in the South Seas and in 1965 was living in Honolulu. He also wrote a biography of W. Somerset Maugham as both men had the South Seas in common. many of Menard's stories appear to be based around the adventures at sea one way or another. he is even credited with making known the sport of octopus wrestling! Follow the link for a photo of Menard.
 His earliest piece I have found is in Wide World magazine May 1936; "Fire-Walkers of the South Seas". Many of his writings were for short story/fact magazines such as Adventure, Argosy, The Saturday Review, Wide World and some fantasy/science-fiction. You can read some of his work here 
and see a list of some of his fiction here

Flash the otter by Jeffrey Pearson Young Elizabethan February 1957



Young Elizabethan February 1957 p.19


Noel Streatfeild's Book Page Young Elizabethan April 1957



Young Elizabethan April 1957 p.21
To see the illustrations that Noel Streatfeild didn't show much interest in, visit my earliest blog pages

Anek's Tapek by Keith Horan Young Elizabethan June 1957


Young Elizabethan June 1957, p.10

Keith Horan wrote many stories for Boy's Own Paper during the 50s, (three of which were illustrated by Frank Bellamy) and we have seen one already by Sheppard. The Fictionmags Index shows some of these and Horan's work also appears in Wide World Magazine during the 50s.