Florence Shannon

by James Jebusa Shannon (1862–1923)
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches

Provenance

The artist

Lady Florence Shannon, wife of above

Kitty Shannon Keigwin, daughter of the artist

Julia Gibbons, granddaughter of the artist

Estate of Julia Gibbons

Private collection, New York, New York

Exhibited

Debra Force Fine Art, New York, New York, Seeking Beauty: Paintings by James Jebusa Shannon, May 1–June 30, 2014

Debra Force Fine Art, New York, New York, In Bloom, July 6–September 24, 2001

Literature

Barbara Dayer Gallati, Seeking Beauty: Paintings by James Jebusa Shannon (New York: Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., 2014), 36, 37, fig. 10.

Note: In this portrait, James Jebusa Shannon lovingly paints his wife Florence, who modeled for her husband on many occasions. The floral background is an appropriate choice as Florence spent much time devoted to her garden.

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