James Jebusa Shannon

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James Jebusa Shannon

16 artworks

American Academic Classical artist

Born 1862 - Died 1923

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In The Springtime

1886

Oil on canvas

127 x 101.6 cms | 50 x 40 ins

Private collection, ,

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Jungle Tales

1895

Oil on canvas

87 x 113.7 cms | 34 1/4 x 44 3/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

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Magnolia

1899

Oil on canvas

181.9 x 99.7 cms | 71 1/2 x 39 1/4 ins

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

Portrait of a Young Girl

1901

Oil on canvas

189 x 107 cms | 74 1/4 x 42 ins

Private collection, ,

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Young Woman In Blue ­­ Miss H. Strom

Oil on canvas

62.9 x 52.1 cms | 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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The Squirrel

1896

Oil on canvas

94.3 x 51.3 cms | 37 x 20 ins

The Brooklyn Museum, , United States

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A Portrait Of Ruby Miller

Oil on canvas

195.6 x 106.7 cms | 77 x 42 ins

Private collection, ,

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Portrait Of A Lady

1894

Oil on canvas

91.4 x 71.1 cms | 35 3/4 x 27 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Michealmas

Oil on canvas

113 x 80 cms | 44 1/4 x 31 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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White Lilies

Oil on canvas

127 x 89.5 cms | 50 x 35 ins

Private collection, ,

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Sir James Jebusa Shannon, although he was born in Auburn, New York in 1862, moved to London in 1878 to establish his career in England. He studied at the South Kensington School of Art under Sir Edward Poynter, before attracting the attention of the Royal Academy. Shannon later had the honor of becoming a full Academician. He received a commission from Queen Victoria in 1880 and 1881, which started what was to become an established carrier as a court painter by the mid 1890's. By the end of the 1800s, his reputation as a portrait painter was second only to John Singer Sargent. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, (R.B.A.) and being from Irish decent, was also able to gain membership to the Royal Hibernian Academy (R.H.A.). He was eventually knighted by the Queen in 1922, shortly before his death in 1923.

- by Kara Lysandra Ross

Sources

Kenneth McConkey, Edwardian Portraits, Antique Collectors Club, 1987, p.119
Important British Paintings and Watercolors, Sotheby's London, June 8, 1999