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Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863-1937), Painter and lithographer

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist of 11 portraits
Born in Quarrington, Lincolnshire to a country rector, Shannon had a more conventional upbringing than Ricketts and his personality was more reserved. Oscar Wilde likened him to a marigold to Ricketts's orchid. Inspired by a meeting with the French artist Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes in 1887, Shannon retired from the world to perfect his abilities as a painter while Ricketts provided an income through work as an illustrator. After a decade studying Old Masters such as Titian, the policy came to fruition when he won a gold medal at the Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts, Munich in 1897.

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3107

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1897
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3107

x13184

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, before 1900?
NPG x13184

x6624

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 13 October 1903
NPG x6624

x6586

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 13 October 1903
NPG x6586

x32790

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts

by George Charles Beresford
modern print from original negative, 13 October 1903
NPG x32790

x12914

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinum print, 13 October 1903
NPG x12914

x12915

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 13 October 1903
NPG x12915

x12916

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by George Charles Beresford
platinum print, 13 October 1903
NPG x12916

Ax7780

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 5 February 1907
NPG Ax7780

D8966

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D8966

D42655

Charles de Sousy Ricketts; Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D42655