James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923)

Oil on canvas

circa 1922

H 69.9 x W 59.7 cm

Credit: Glasgow Museums (via Art UK)

Presented by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 1928

Painting a youthful beauty among the foliage was quite a trend, not only for its symbolism, but also for the technical challenge of the play of light. Shannon handles this with aplomb. "Flora" has rather an arch expression, giving her a pleasing individuality.

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