Charles Shannon

The Lady with the Amethyst

1915

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 597 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1916
Reference
N03152

Catalogue entry

N03152 THE LADY WITH THE AMETHYST 1915

Inscr. ‘Charles Shannon - 1915-’ c.r.
Canvas, 24×23 1/2 (61×60).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1916.
Exh: R.A., 1916 (524), as ‘The Lady with the Amethyst (Miss Hilda Moore)’.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1916, p.84; Studio, LXVIII, 1916, p.51.

The sitter is Miss Hilda Moore, who also appears in another portrait, ‘Miss Hilda Moore: Lady in Black’ of 1918, wearing a similar costume but in a different pose. A painting entitled ‘The Amethyst Necklace’ was lent by Pickford Waller to the International Society, spring 1913 (94).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II