Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 254

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

David Shepherd
b. 1931
Cheetahs
Oil on canvas
22 x 38 inches
FRAMED/BASE: 29 x 45 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
Signed lower right and dated 83
Sold For: $ 64,350
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

With its thorny impastos and the suggestion of a majestic vista, Two Cheetahs presents David Shepherd in his prime. From their hilltop vantage, the lithe cats–restless, even at rest–survey their world. Shepherd throws a romantic haze over the scene but lights the pair in an almost heroic way. Though he was born in Britain, David Shepherd has spent a lifetime painting and advocating for the great game animals of Africa. He founded what has become a vital African wildlife foundation and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his efforts.

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