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Portrait of Charles Haslewood Shannon, 1896: 2101B

Object information


Portrait of Charles Haslewood Shannon, 1896


Legros, Alphonse (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937); on loan to the Museum from January 1933 to March 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 359 mm
Width: 289 mm

Relative size of this object

28.9 m35.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Production date: AD 1896

School or Style


Materials used in production

Ground (material)

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Silverpoint on grey prepared ground on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Legros
  • Location: Top right corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1896
  • Location: Top right corner
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2101B
Primary reference Number: 6528
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

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