Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A., R.B.A., P.R.S.P.P. (1862-1923)
Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A., R.B.A., P.R.S.P.P. (1862-1923)

Kitty by firelight, c. 1897

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Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A., R.B.A., P.R.S.P.P. (1862-1923)
Kitty by firelight, c. 1897
oil on canvas, unframed
20 ½ x 17 in. (52.1 x 43.2 cm.)
Provenance
The artist's estate, and by descent.

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Lot Essay

Shannon’s adored only child Katherine Marjorie (Kitty) (1887-1974) frequently modelled for her father. In this rapidly painted sketch Shannon captured her in a contemplative mood as she stares into the flickering firelight that illuminates her face.
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