Charles Shannon The Lady with the Amethyst 1915

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Artwork details

Artist
Charles Shannon 1863–1937
Title
The Lady with the Amethyst
Date 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
On display at Tate Britain

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

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