Courtney or Courtenay Shepherd

Artists who created the catalogues

Courtney or Courtenay Shepherd

Little is known of this fourth assistant. According to Renfrew & Thompson he joined the General's staff in 1895 and was at Farnham after the General's death in May 1900 with G.F. Waldo Johnson. [1999: 385] Interestingly, Thompson had not recorded any details about him in his biography of Pitt-Rivers published in 1977 though he lists the other assistants and their salaries. He had by far the smallest handwriting of the artist/ assistants to date, and also recorded the least amount of textual description. He worked on volume 7 from the start to page 2067 then from 2121 to 2182. The end note on page 2182 records that he drew the illustrations in 1900.

Further Reading

Bowden, Mark 1991. Pitt Rivers: The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thompson, Michael and Colin Renfrew. 1999. ‘The catalogues of the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset’ Antiquity vol. 73 (no. 280) pp. 377-392

AP, 2010


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