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Self Portrait

The Nurse

Old Man With Geese

Pheasant Still Life

Quail & Gun Still Life

The Scout (Watercolor)

The Scout (Oil)

Trout Fishing

An Old Salt

Country Path

Girl with Doll

Consulting the Chart

Boy with Dogs

Farm Cart
with Two Mules

St. Andrews Caddie

St. Andrews Caddie

Bogey Man

Portrait of a Soldier

Justice Frank A. Hooker


Four Landscape

Dr. Charles Shepard

Two Mules & Cart

Portrait of Harry Fenn

Annie Valentine Rand

Great Notch, New Jersey
(Oil on Canvas)

Great Notch, New Jersey
(Oil on Panel)

Animal Shelter

Lady in Blue Dress
(For Sale)

The Fisherman

Dr. Charles Shepard
(painting duck decoy)

Subject: Dr. Charles Shepard (1812-1893)
Media: Oil
Signed: Lower Left
Size: 30" x 24"
Date: post 1897

*Note: Earle became an associate of the National Academy in 1897

[Biography of Dr. Charles Shepard (Memorials of the Grand River Valley; Franklin Everett; 1878)]

CHARLES SHEPARD. Dr. Shepard is one of the pioneer physicians of the Valley, being the third who established themselves as resident physicians. The first was the now venerable Lincoln of Ionia; the second, Willson, the too early dead. Dr. S. was born at Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y., July 18, 1812, in humble circumstances, and had but the common school chance for education. Ambitious, he went to studying medicine with Dr. H. W. Doolittle. He attended lectures and took his degree at the Fairfield Medical College, March, 1835. In the fall of the same year, he came to Grand Rapids, then but a backwoods village. There was little to do, and he eked out an existence by surveying. He and Willson soon after entered into partnership.

From this humble beginning he has grown with the growth of the region; has long been the leading physician, and has taken rank among the most prominent citizens. He has been more especially known as the surgeon, having performed most of the operations which are tests of surgical skill. Now he leaves the most of medical practice to those who need the business, and limits himself to his office.

Dr. S., for several years, was one of the City Fathers, and at one time, mayor.

In 1836, he married Miss Lucinda Putnam. He has had the great misfortune to lose his wife and five children—his all. His wife died in April, 1872.

Dr. Shepard is still alive, and will read this notice. Therefore, as he has taken a new lease of life, little will be said to characterize him. If the wishes of the people could avail, he will live forever. But if he ever does die, there will be a rousing funeral.

*Thanks to Dr. J. Gray Sweeney for permission to use material from
Artists of Grand Rapids 1840-1980, J. Gray Sweeney; Grand Rapids, 1981:
The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Grand Rapids Public Museum

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