... Sir J. J. Shannon, a safe painter but hardly an exciting one. — Simon Houfe, p. 136

... one of the most celebrated portrait artists in Britain during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods..... patronized by many prominent citizens of his time, such as the Marchioness of Granby and Sarah Bernhardt. He was especially celebrated for his elegant portraits of women. — Hollis Koons McCullough, p. 134.




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Shannon, Kitty. For my children. London: Hutchinson. 1933.

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