Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD, O.S.A., R.C.A.
Private Collection, Ontario
Sheppard used the landscape as, in the words of art historian Tom Smart, “a visual touchstone that supported an impulse to explore the purely expressive properties of colour.” Indeed, there is virtuosity in the painter’s palette here, as Sheppard is able to take a spin around the entire colour wheel, doing so without descending into the chaotic paint-by-numbers enthusiasm of the Sunday painter keen on using all the pigments in the box. Instead the effect is luminous rather than disorderly—a vivacious yet serene moment created alla prima on a warm summer’s night.
Tom Smart, Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work (Firefly Books: Toronto, 2018).
Very good condition.
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