Canadian Fine Art
May 29 — June 03, 2021
Auction begins to close at 8:00 pm ET
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
The Estate of the artist
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
Cherry Beach is one of three paintings by Sheppard in this auction (see lots 3 and 17). In the words of Tom Smart, Sheppard used the landscape as “a visual touchstone that supported an impulse to explore the purely expressive properties of colour,” an instinct on full display in this painting. Torontonians will thrill to see a local landscape rendered in such exuberant hues --a time capsule into a sunny yet blustery day at the beach. The two female subjects are Sheppard’s sister and her companion, making this painting a glimpse into the reserved artist’s inner world.
The work is in very good condition with minor condition issues. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.
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