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Three Old Gentlemen of Savuti

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nature in Art

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This painting was painted especially for the Nature in Art collection. David Shepherd refers to his early life as 'a series of disasters'. While a boy at school it was his ambition to become a game warden in East Africa. When he left Stowe School, he went to Kenya in 1950 'with the arrogant assumption that I was God's gift to the Kenya National Parks'. He was not appointed and came home again with his 'world in ruins'.

Nature in Art





oil on canvas


H 70 x W 150 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1990

Work type


Inscription description

signed David Shepherd 90


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Normally on display at

Nature in Art

Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 9PA England

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