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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 his lifelong partner Charles de Sousy 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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Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Charles Haslewood Shannon - NPG 3107

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x13184

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6624

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6586

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x32790

Charles Haslewood Shannon; Charles de Sousy Ricketts

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12914

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12915

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x12916

Charles Haslewood Shannon

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

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Alvin Langdon Coburn - NPG Ax7780

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Alvin Langdon Coburn
photogravure, 5 February 1907
NPG Ax7780

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Sir William Rothenstein - NPG D8966

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D8966

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Charles de Sousy Ricketts; Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D42655

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