Original Cover art , oil on board illustration by Richard Atherstone Genders. 2 items The Good Shephard (1955) is a nautical and war novel by C. S. Forester, best known as the creator of fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. Richard Atherstone Genders painting style evolved from a preference for casein painting in the early 50's, to gouache and watercolor in his later years. He toured the United States with the Naval art collection, Operation Palette in the late 50's. . Title: The Good Shepard, by C. S. Forester. Medium: Oil on Board. Size: 15.5 X 13.5. Signature: SLL. Artist: Richard Atherstone Genders. Unframed.