Saturday, 29 July 2017

Raymond Sheppard Auctions

Just a quick article on the auctions running at the moment

The first is an unusual drawing of a feeding lioness which is on auction at Bellmans in Billinghurst. Lot #1551 has an estimate of £150-£250 and has a description:
"Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958), Lioness, pen ink and wash, signed, inscribed on mount, unframed, 17cm x 22.5cm., DDS"
The whole auction is running on Full details are available on The Saleroom and Bellmans

Raymond Sheppard - Lioness feeding
The inscription below on the card frame says:
"To G. S. Whittet esq.
With all best wishes 
for Christmas and the new year
Raymond Sheppard"

It appears that G.S. Whittet was the Editor of the prestigious Studio magazine. Sheppard produced an article for the magazine and wrote three books for their book imprint, more on them another day,

George Sorley Whittet (1913- ?)  authored various articles for the magazine but also various books
  • Art Centres of the World. London: Michael Joseph, 1967
    Basil Alkazzi: recent paintings 1984, 1985, 1986.New York: Schiller-Wapner Galleries 1987
  • Bouquet: A Galaxy of Flower Painting London: Studio Publications 1949
  • Eduard Wiiralt.Stockholm, Eesti Raamat, [1948]
  • John Armstrong. (Preface by Whittet) London: Lords Gallery, 1963.
  • Lovers in Art London: Studio Vista, 1972
  • Mystic Dreamscapes: The Art of Basil Alkazzi Brooklyn, Conn.: Museum NECCA, New England Center for Contemporary Art, c1988.
  • Noêmia Guerra, Paris: Galerie Jacques Massol (Préface par Georges S. Whittet), 1966.
  • Vincent and William Apap: sculpture and painting (Grabowski Gallery (London))
    Malta: Progress Press, 1962.
  • "Horses in art" in Horses, horses, horses, horses.London: Paul Hamlyn [1962]
  • "The ship in art" in Ships by Robina Farbrother. London: Paul Hamlyn, [1963]

Date: 02 Aug 2017 11:00 BST
Estimate: £150-£250
Where: Bellmans

The second auction is from Burstow & Hewett (in Battle) and available via The Saleroom. It's a nice watercolour of Michael and Christine, Sheppard's children, posing on the floor of "the front room" together with a black and white sketch of young Michael reaching the door handle

Raymond Sheppard - Michael and Christine
plus Michael reaching for the door handle
Lot #326 is described:
Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958), watercolour, Michael and Christine in the front room, circa 1950, 10'' x 14'', framed.

Date: 02 Aug 2017 14:00 BST
Estimate: £200-£300
Where: Burstow & Hewett

Four items by Raymond Sheppard
And lastly a collection of 4 items in one lot (#219) Again this is at Burstow and Hewett and The SaleRoom  have a group of four drawings including two of the family and two of animals

Its brief description states:
Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958), 4 pencil and crayon drawings, studies of children and animals, mounted, (4).
We can see an interesting 'blue' picture which is  a very young Christine Sheppard and the coloured wash is of the family gathered around Iris, their Mum. But also their are sketches of an otter(?) and two seals (?) as well as what looks to me to be studies of a ferret.

Date: 02 Aug 2017 14:00 BST
Estimate: £100-£150
Where: Burstow & Hewett

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