London, South Kensington
25 February 2009
David Shepherd (b. 1930)
signed '-David Shepherd-' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18½ x 21 in. (47 x 53.4 cm.)
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The present lot was purchased from Shepherd whilst he was in Aden in the early 1960s. It is purported to be one of the artist's first works depicting elephants using the iconic 'front on' composition for which he was later to become so renowned.
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