Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer - James Jabusa Shannon 1862-1923



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Shannon and Kitty on the Dunes 1900-1910

Summer is traditionally a family time which constantly negotiates a fine thread somewhere between expectation & reality. And this morning, I thought of the paintings of James Jabusa Shannon, 1862-1923, who was born the son of Irish parents in Auburn, New York, & moved to Canada with his parents, when he was 8. He sailed to London when he was 16 in 1878, & studied at the Government Art Training School, South Kensington. He made his debut at the Royal Academy at age 19. In 1901, he was elected President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, & he became a full Academician in 1909. He was knighted in 1922, and died the following year. His paintings, many about family interactions, certainly dangle somewhere between fantasy & reality.


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) A Summer's Day



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Estelle, 1886.



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Green Vase



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Diana MacDonald 1894



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Flora 1922



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) A Lady


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Flower Girl 1900


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Jungle Tales 1895


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lorna and Dorothy Bell, Daughters of W. Heward Bell, Esq.


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Michealmas


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Squirrel



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Bathers



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Forbidden Fruit



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Princess Royal, Princess Mary Countess of Harewood (1897–1965) 1915



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Winifred Paget (1881–1965), Viscountess Ingestre, and Her Infant Son



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Grace Dance. British, 1862-1923



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Barber in a Landscape Martha Constance Hattie Barber (1869–1933)



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Artist's Wife


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Self Portrait 1919
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