Sir Martin Archer Shee

1 portrait on display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Martin Archer Shee, by Sir Martin Archer Shee, 1794 - NPG 1093 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Martin Archer Shee

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, 1794
30 in. x 24 3/4 in. (762 mm x 629 mm)
Purchased, 1897
Primary Collection
NPG 1093


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  • Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 85 portraits.

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  • Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 85 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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This self-portrait shows Shee as a good-humoured and ambitious 25-year-old. Although Shee's early career was overshadowed by Sir Thomas Lawrence, he succeeded him as President of the Royal Academy from 1830 to 1850.

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