London, South Kensington
3 December 2015
Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A., P.R.B.A. (1862-1923)
The merman and the maid
indistinctly signed 'J J Shannon' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'Little Mermaid/J.J. Shannon' (on an exhibition label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas
34 x 44 in. (86.4 x 111.7 cm.)
The artist's estate, and by descent.
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Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, 3 November 1897 - 3 January 1898, no. 136 as 'The Little Mermaid'.
London, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, 26th exhibition, 1919, no. 83.
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