Charles Haslewood Shannon (British, Lincolnshire 1863–1937 Richmond)
Elbert Jan van Wisselingh (Dutch, 1848–1912)
Black, white and red chalk on pink paper
sheet: 11 7/16 x 7 5/16 in. (29 x 18.6 cm)
Bequest of William S. Lieberman, 2005
Not on view
An accomplished portraitist, Shannon collected and studied old master drawings, and here uses a traditional three-color chalk technique to portray Elbert Jan van Wisselingh. The latter art dealer and print pubilsher came to London from Haarlem to establish the Dutch Gallery in 1892 as a London branch of E.J. van Wisselingh & Co. With Charles de Sousy Ricketts, Shannon worked on a range of artistic and publishing ventures around this time, and also made experimental lithographs, several representing Wisselingh.
Inscription: Inscribed lower right: "C.H.S. 99"
William S. Lieberman; Donor: William S. Lieberman Donor: Estate of William S. Lieberman
Jan Frederik Heijbroek, Ester L. Wouthuysen Title Portret van een kunsthandel : de firma van Wisselingh en zijn compagnons, 1838-heden. Amsterdam, 1999.