David Shepherd (b. 1930)
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David Shepherd (b. 1930)

The King of the herd

Details
David Shepherd (b. 1930)
The King of the herd
signed '-David Shepherd-' (lower right)
oil on canvas
22 x 44 in. (55.8 x 111.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1982.
Provenance
A gift from the artist to Cliff Robertson and thence by descent.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Cliff Robertson, an engineer by trade, had an exceptional ability for building locomotive models and restoring classic cars, and was known to David Shepherd through his passion for trains and engines. Aware that Robertson refused to accept money for his models (he produced them solely for the pleasure of making them) Shepherd presented him with the present lot in exchange for two model locomotive engines. The artist can be seen collecting the models in the illustrated photograph.
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