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SIR JAMES JEBUSA SHANNON R.A., R.B.A., R.H.A.

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

SIR JAMES JEBUSA SHANNON R.A., R.B.A., R.H.A.

SIR JAMES JEBUSA SHANNON R.A., R.B.A., R.H.A.

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,750

GBP

SIR JAMES JEBUSA SHANNON R.A., R.B.A., R.H.A.

1862-1923

SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE FROM THE LAGOON BY MOONLIGHT, VENICE


oil on panel

unframed: 16 by 24cm., 6 by 9.5in.

framed: 21 by 30cm., 8¼ by 11¾in.


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The panel is in good condition, flat and even. There are no signs of retouching visible under ultra-violet light. Overall this work is in good original condition.


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The Artist and thence by descent

Christie's, London, 11 December 2014, lot 50

This view of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore was possibly painted in 1906, the year Shannon won a gold medal at the Venice International Exhibition. Alternatively it could have been painted in the summer of 1912 when he and his family spent three weeks in Venice whilst on a motoring tour of Europe. The painting recalls the nocturnes of his friend, the American artist James McNeill Whistler who had been an early supporter of Shannon’s art. The admiration was reciprocal and Shannon owned Whistler’s Blue and Silver: Trouville (Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC.)