The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Search the Collection

Inglis Sheldon-Williams

(1870-1940), Draughtsman

Artist of 7 portraits
Born in Hampshire, Inglis Sheldon-Williams was the son of a landscape painter. He travelled to Canada with his mother in 1887 where they set up a homestead in South Eastern Saskatchewan. Sheldon-Williams returned to England to study at the Slade School of Art. Between 1899 and 1904, he travelled extensively in South Africa, India and Europe, producing drawings and watercolour illustrations that were published in various periodicals in London. He spent almost ten years following his marriage in 1904 in England, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, and at a variety of other exhibitions in both London and Europe. He was an official Canadian war artist during the First World War.

Tell us More

3 Likes voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

Henry Vivian Cowan, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(1)

Henry Vivian Cowan

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(1)

Ferdinand Charles Stanley, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(6)

Ferdinand Charles Stanley

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(6)

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams - NPG 4039(7)

Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt

by Inglis Sheldon-Williams
watercolour and pencil, 1900
NPG 4039(7)


Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.


Make a donation

Support our Make History appeal and help us transform the Gallery.

Help us make history

Online shop

A unique range of books, accessories and gifts. Every purchase supports the Gallery’s work.

Shop now

Bring a familiar face home

Refresh your home gallery with a huge selection of custom art prints .

Buy a print