Admission free. Donations welcome
Open daily 10:00-18:00. Open late Thursday and Friday until 21:00
Become a Member
Artist of 1 portrait
Tell us More
(George) Warwick Deeping
by Kathleen Shackletonchalk, 1936NPG 5142
Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.
If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.
Please note that we cannot provide valuations.
We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.
15 January 2016, 09:53
Further to my earlier communication, I have since spoken with my younger sister, who tells me that I am wrong - it was Gladys Shackleton who sold antiques in The Crypt, NOT Kathleen. Kathleen was indeed the artist - my sister recalls meeting her once, briefly, when she was involved in setting up a display of works by local amateur artists in Chichester and I am told my mother, an amateur artist, knew her. So apologies for the erroneous information - but you may be interested anyway. If these details are not recorded within living memory, they are lost for all time. The two sisters did indeed live together in Chichester.
15 January 2016, 07:27
Later in life Kathleen Shackleton lived with one of her sisters (Gladys I think) in a little Georgian terrace house in Westgate, Chichester, West Sussex. Kathleen dealt in antiques, curios etc., trading in The Crypt of Chichester Cathedral, entrance to which is down a flight of stone steps from South Street. (It is now a restaurant.) To a child (as I was then) The Crypt constituted a long, dusky and dusty, utterly fascinating treasure trovel. My memory of Miss Shackleton is that she was quite tall and slim. She was a delightful woman, always kind to me. My mother, a lover of antiques, bought things from her from time to time and I used regularly to visit The Crypt on my way home from Chichester High School. I still possess and am passing on to my own children and grandchildren, with notes of their provenance, items I bought from Miss Shackleton and which she was always happy to put aside for me until I had saved sufficient from my pocket money for the purchase. A miniature silver chair (dolls' house size) a Georgian cut-glass scent bottle with stopper and silver top, an Indian box, full of tiny compartments and inlaid with ivory and a Victorian lady's sewing box are amongst the things I bought from her. As I write this, in the corner of my living room is a Georgian music cabinet with intricate wood inlay which she sold to my mother. I grew up, married, had children, life moved on. I assume that when Kathleen Shackleton died in 1961 she was still living in Chichester and died either at home or in the local hospital. I did not know until now that she had been no mean artist!
There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.
How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.
The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.
Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.
If you tick permission to publish your name will appear above your contribution on our website.
Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055