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

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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Sir Max Beerbohm

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
lithograph, 1896
NPG 4330


Charles Haslewood Shannon

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


Charles de Sousy Ricketts

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1898
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3106


Frederick James Furnivall

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
pencil and chalk, 1901
NPG 1577


Henry Wickham Steed

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1920
NPG 5745


Gordon Bottomley

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
chalk, 1924
NPG 4150


Thomas Sturge Moore

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
chalk, 1925
NPG 4130


Alphonse Legros

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
lithograph, 1896
NPG D37263

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