Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Leave it to Jones, 1956
Mounted (ref: 2097)
Pen and ink on gesso prepared board, 13 3/4 X 5 3/4 in. (35 x 14.5 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private collection
Literature: Raymond Sheppard, Master Illustrator, Liss Fine Art, November 2010, Cat.85
This drawing appeared in the Young Elizabethan, (vol 9:1) as in illustration to Leave it to Jones by John Kippax Literature: Young Elizabethan, January 1956, vol 9:1, p. 21, (reproduced)
Sheppard was one of the most prominent illustrators of his generation working for comics such as Eagle, Girl, and Swift, and magazines such as Boy’s Own Paper, Lilliput, Everbody’s, and Picture Post.
EH Gombrich references Raymond Sheppard's 'How to Draw Birds', and includes a reproduction of one of his drawings, in his celebrated treatise 'Art and Illusion', (1960).