Print or Painting?

David Shepherd


The publishers stamp, and/or numbering will usually be on the bottom left just off the image.
"Is my picture a signed, limited edition or an original painting..?"
david shepherd signed picture

Most early poster prints were stuck onto board and varnished
to make it look lkike an original.
By closely examing the paper with a magnifying glass, a published print can be seen to be a series of dots.

It is not a common occurence, as the tv programmes would haveus believe, to find an original painting by a famous artist stored in the loft.
any more than you may find a large diamond or piece of valuable jewellry.

A signed, limited edition print, is signed just at the bottom of the picture, it can also have an embossed stamp, and/or numbering..
ie.. "Eggs sixpence a dozen" It is important to note that the signature on the picture, is part of the printed picture.... and is therefoire not a personal signature..

lowry man looking out to sea

The Fine Art Trade Guild would always place their embossed stamp in the centre (just off the image at the bottom of the print) on all unsigned, limited edition prints
A large number of images by Sir William Russell Flint were published as calendar prints .. approx 14"x 18" image size...,
these are just decorative and have no secondary market value.

There are approximately a dozen or so poster prints by David Shepherd, the most common one being 'Wise old elephant'
Painted in the early 1960s... the printed signature on the image showing ...... David Shepherd '62
It is just possible to make out the embossed Fine Art Trade in the centre off the image at the bottom

Biography of wildlife artist, David Shepherd, CBE, FRSA, FRGS, OBE.
Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest wildlife artists. David Shepherd has at all times felt that he had a duty in the form of conservation towards the world and the animals that inhabit our planet.

If you would like to visit our studio in Nottinghamshire, (Saturdays and Sundays are fine too) Please call 01623 799 309
We have a collection of over 500 David Shepherd signed limited edition prints and original paintings for sale.

Studio open 7 days a week!
Viewing by appointment
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