Star Island, Isles of Shoals
Star Island, Isles of Shoals is a fine example of Sheppard’s great love and respect for the sea. As an expert navigator and yachtsman, Sheppard had a deep reverence for the ocean and understood how to capture both its beauty and the uncertainty it held. His understanding of the forces of nature and power of the ocean helped him to create a work that at once expresses the beauty and might of the sea.
Painted in 1881, this work is in excellent condition and has its original frame. It is a wonderful and affordable marine painting by an artist highly respected and regarded in his lifetime. Indeed, Sheppard painted some of the most lavish yachts of his day. Then as now those works were lauded for their authenticity and artistic merit.