Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Shepheard, George

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SHEPHEARD, GEORGE (1770?–1842), watercolour-painter and engraver, born about 1770, was a member of an old Herefordshire family. He studied in the schools of the Royal Academy, and painted rural scenery, chiefly views in Surrey and Sussex, in which he introduced pleasing groups of rustic figures; between 1811 and 1841 he exhibited works of this class at the Royal Academy. Shepheard also practised engraving, working in a mixed style, and executed, among other good prints, ‘Jenny’ and ‘Louisa,’ a pair after Bunbury, 1795; ‘Dogs’ and ‘The Fleecy Charge,’ after Morland; and ‘Lady Hamilton's Attitudes,’ fifteen plates after F. Rehberg. He published in 1814–15 a set of ‘Vignette Designs,’ drawn by himself and etched by G. M. Brighty. He died in 1842, aged 72.

George Walwyn Shepheard (1804–1852), his eldest son, also practised landscape-painting in watercolours, and travelled much on the continent. In 1838 he married an Italian lady at Florence. From 1837 to 1851 he was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy, sending chiefly views in France and Italy and studies of trees. He died at Brighton on 26 Jan. 1852.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; exhibition catalogues; manuscript list of members of the Artists' Annuity Fund; Gent. Mag. 1852, i. 316.]

F. M. O'D.