Sale 18AM01 | Lot 79

Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A.

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot Details

Lot 79
Sir James Jebusa Shannon, R.A.
Anglo-American, 1862-1923
Portrait of a Dutch Girl (Dirkje), circa 1891-1896
Signed with initials J. J. S. (lr)
Oil on canvas
16 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches
Provenance:
The artist
Mrs. Phylis Keigwen Mugliston, sister-in-law of the artist's daughter
Stephen R. Sharp Fine Art
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Exhibiton:
London, Fine Art Society, 1896
London, Leicester Galleries, 1923, no. 26
Literature: Barbara Dayer Gallati, "James Jebusa Shannon," Antiques Magazine
, November, 1988, Vol. CXXIV, No. 5, pp. 1137-39, illus. Plate X
Portrait of a Dutch Girl
dates to 1891-1896, a period when the artist was spending his summers at the Dutch art colony of Egmond aan Zee. While Shannon's usual sitters were people of wealth and elegance, this touching likeness represents his Dutch servant, Dirkje. The artist's energized brushstroke, his descriptions of fabrics and textures, and the individualization of the figure are particularly telling in this image.


Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wax lined. No restoration visible under UV light.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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