Florence Shannon

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


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


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


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.

Artist Biography

James Jebusa Shannon was a leading portraitist in England during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. A young Shannon showed early talent for the arts. Although born in Auburn, New York, at the age of 16 his parents sent him to the National Art Training School in South Kensington (later the Royal College of Art), where he studied under the French-trained artist Edward Poynter. Two years into his studies, Shannon earned a gold medal for figure drawings in the national art school competition in Britain. The young artist’s abilities quickly garnered him notice as he received commissions from Queen Victoria

Read More

This painting is no longer available. Please contact us for similar works or more information.

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    Related Subjects

      Go To Top