Raymond Sheppard and C. F. Tunnicliffe’s Old Man and the Sea

Following the initial publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in the September 1, 1952 edition of Life magazine, an illustrated version of Hemingway’s novella appeared in 1953. This illustrated book was published by the Reprint Society (22 Golden Square, London) and contains 34 black-and-white drawings by two British artists: Raymond Sheppard and C. F. Tunnicliffe. (Sheppard drew 18 of the illustrations, while Tunnicliffe drew 16 of them.) According to a publisher’s note in the original 1953 Reprint Society edition, the publisher had hired Sheppard and Tunnicliffe as competing commissions: “Originally commissioned as alternatives, these two artists’ different interpretations of the story were considered so excellent and so interesting in their varying styles that both have been included.” The cover art pictured below was created by C. F. Tunnicliffe:

Below is one of the many illustrations for “The Old Man and the Sea” by Raymond Sheppard:

More details are available here via Norman Boyd.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to Raymond Sheppard and C. F. Tunnicliffe’s Old Man and the Sea

  1. Pingback: The old man as book sculpture | prior probability

  2. standby4action says:

    Happy to see a link to my blog. Thanks and love your blog! I hadn’t realised Sickles illustrated the LIFE magazine version.

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