Sir James Jebusa Shannon

Phil May


Not on display

Sir James Jebusa Shannon 1862–1923
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 1333 × 921 mm
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1923

Catalogue entry

N03825 PHIL MAY 1902

Inscr. ‘J.J. Shannon’ b.r.
Canvas, 52 1/2×36 1/4 (133·5×92).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist's widow 1923.
Exh: R.A., 1902 (269); Secession, Berlin, 1903 (catalogue not traced); Franco-British, 1908 (154, repr. in souvenir between pp.142 and 143); VI Exposition International De Arte, Barcelona, 1911 (catalogue not traced); Royal Society of Portrait Painters, R.A., November–December 1921 (50, repr. pl.2); R.A., Late Members, winter 1928 (21).
Lit: Kunst für Alle, XVIII, 1903, p.428.
Repr: Art Journal, 1902, p.217; James Thorpe, Phil May, 1932, facing p.64.

For a biography of the sitter see under Phil May (1864–1903). The sitter was a close friend of the Shannon family, living near them in Holland Park Road at Roseley House and accompanying Shannon and his daughter Kitty on their rides in Richmond Park. The portrait was painted a year before the sitter's death.

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

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