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Sheepshanks, John

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00168505
Sheepshanks, John

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1787, in Leeds; died 5 October 1863, in London.

Draughtsman, watercolourist.

John Sheepshanks was an artist-philanthropist who painted watercolour landscapes and produced some interesting drawings. His principal claim to fame, however, is his magnificent bequest to the nation in the form of 233 oils and 409 drawings and watercolours, presented 'in order to facilitate and advance the study of painting'. The majority of the works concerned are housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London....

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Subjects: Painting ; 19th-Century Art

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