Charles Haslewood Shannon

1 portrait on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Charles Haslewood Shannon, 1897 - NPG 3107 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1897
37 1/8 in. x 38 7/8 in. (942 mm x 989 mm)
Given by the Art Fund, 1942
Primary Collection
NPG 3107


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  • NPG 3106: Charles de Sousy Ricketts (companion portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 142
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 164
  • Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 164
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 558
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 76

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Current affairs

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is marked by a series of celebratory events, and attended by eleven colonial prime ministers following the Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain's proposal that the Jubilee be made a festival of the British Empire. The Workmen's Compensation Act gives workmen a right to a limited compensation in every case of injury by accident arising from the course of employment; it is a landmark piece of legislation in employment law.

Art and science

Bram Stoker's Dracula is first published. Henry Tate of the Tate and Lyle sugar company donates his art collection to the nation, buying land and building a gallery space for it (now Tate Britain). Physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis publishes the first volume of his Studies in the Psychology of Sex, and the English physicist John Thompson discovers the existence of the electron.

International

The burning of Benin city by Britain takes place, known also as the Punitive Exhibition of 1897. The excursion, led by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, was a response to an attack by Benin warriors on a British delegation sent to settle a dispute over customs duties collected by British traders. During the expedition the British Admiralty destroyed much of the city's treasured art, including the Benin Bronzes, auctioning off the rest as war booty to recoup costs.

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