Engine Under the Bridge at Nine Elms

Original, Painting | 71 × 51 cm | Unframed


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Oil on canvas. Unframed and unsigned.

As quoted by David: ‘ One of the most exciting features of Nine Elms was the giant coaling stage. Here there was drama indeed; over years of neglect, the crack under the stage had sunk some considerable amount. This meant that the Bulleid Pacifics would gently come down and stop, to be coaled. The all hell was let loose. After four or five attempts, with wheels screaming, the locomotive managed to escape her torture, inch by to carry on her journey to Waterloo’.

Thanks to the Shepherd family, DSWF will receive a percentage of the sale price to support our work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia. Please contact us at dswf@davidshepherd.org or call on 01483 272323 for pricing and further information.


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David Shepherd CBE

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
David Shepherd CBE was a founding father of the wildlife art movement whose work has become synonymous with Africa, wildlife and conservation. Known as ‘The Man who Loved Giants’ for his iconic elephant artwork, for decades his paintings have graced the walls of homes, libraries, exhibitions and public spaces and excite a passion in the viewer much like the emotion he felt during the creation of his work.

David was best loved for his archetypal African scenes portraying dusty waterholes teaming with life, capturing the heat and haze of an African landscape, all of which bring to life the sounds, smells and textures of a continent he called his second home. Beyond wildlife art, David had a prolific painting career which focused on many other topics and subjects. With an equal passion and love for military subjects, steam trains, landscapes and lesser seen portraits, his numerous originals and prints are held by collectors around the world.