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Oil painting - Interior with a Portrait of John Sheepshanks
  • Interior with a Portrait of John Sheepshanks
    Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863
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Interior with a Portrait of John Sheepshanks

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1832-1834 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

  • Museum number:

    FA.142[O]

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case EAST WALL

Mulready shows John Sheepshanks, the renowned collector, in the drawing room of his New Bond Street house in London. He is surrounded by books and portfolios, while the housekeeper brings in his letters and morning tea. Sheepshanks' important collection of Netherlandish prints and drawings was sold to the British Museum in 1836. His collection of 233 oil paintings was given to the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1857.

Physical description

An Interior with portrait of John Sheepshanks (1787-1863) at his residence in Old Bond Street, London ; oil on panel;

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1832-1834 (made)

Artist/maker

Mulready, William RA, born 1786 - died 1863 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

oil on panel

Dimensions

Height: 50.4 cm estimate, Width: 39.7 cm estimate, Height: 725 mm Frame, Width: 618 mm Frame, Depth: 95 mm Frame, including blocks and build up

Object history note

Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Descriptive line

Oil painting by William Mulready depicting an interior with a portrait of John Sheepshanks at his residence in Old Bond Street. Great Britain, 1832-1834.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 202
Article: Kathryn Moore Heleniak, 'An art patron and his housemaid: William Mulready's portrait of John Sheepshanks', in The British Art Journal, vol. XIII, no. 3 (2012/13), 69-80.

Materials

Oil paint; Panel

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Collection; Drawing room

Categories

Images Online; Paintings; Portraits; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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