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Peter Clapham Sheppard

Peter Clapham Sheppard

Peter Clapham Sheppard
November 2016 - 6th Session Online auction

Lot # 426

Peter Clapham Sheppard
ARCA OSA 1879 - 1965 Canadian

The Visit
oil on canvas
signed and on verso titled on the gallery label
20 x 24 in  50.8 x 61cm

Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Peter Clapham Sheppard was trained under two of Canada’s finest historical painters—George A. Reid and John William Beatty. From them, he learned to dedicate his life to fine art. He also followed the practice of the day, traveling and painting in Europe, and thus we find the influence of Impressionism in his work. This charming scene, titled simply The Visit, shows elements of the light and brushwork we might see in the works of the Impressionists, as well as their saturated and brilliant colour. Sheppard has created an intriguing play of subject and composition in this work. A woman stands purposefully on a chalky green doorstep, intent on her undertaking, whatever it might be, with her back to us. She is oblivious to the riot of sunlit colour around her. Her form is contained by the door frame, but outside of it, the play of light and colour in the patterns of flowers, vines, window frames and plastered walls is made even more attractive by the fact that she does not seem to notice it.

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $22,420.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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