Charles Hazlewood Shannon R.A., R.E., R.P.  (1863 – 1937)

“The Romantic Landscape” R14 1893

Lithograph.  Signed with the artist’s monogram in the stone plate

Image size 8  7/8” x 8 ½”  (226 x 216mm)

Overall framed size 20  1/8” x 18  1/16” (511mm x 459mm)

In a period oak frame


As privately published by Charles Ricketts and Charles Hazlewood Shannon in

“The Dial” No. 3 (Aside from the signed edition of 30)

Illustrated in “The Sketch” 23rd Jan 1895 page 617, “Print Making in Britain”

by Richard Godfrey and Salaman “Print Collector’s Handbook” 1918 page 200.                                                      IMAGE




Charles Hazelwood Shannon was a figure and portrait painter, an illustrator and a lithographer.  He was born at Sleaford, Lincolnshire on 26th April 1863 and studied wood engraving at Lambeth School of Art in 1882.  Whilst there he met his lifelong friend Charles Ricketts, with whom he founded a magazine The Dial (1889 –1897) and The Vale Press (1896 – 1904).  He was elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy in 1911 rising to full Member in 1920.  He also became a Member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers in 1891 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1898.  He exhibited at Agnew and Sons Gallery, Beaux Arts Gallery, Barbizon House, Carfax and Co. Galleries, the Fine Art Society, the Grosvenor Gallery, the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Goupil Gallery, the International Society, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, the Leicester Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, the New English Art Club, the New Gallery, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Painter, Etchers and Engravers, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Institute, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Academy.  His first one-man show was held in 1907 at the Leicester Galleries.  In 1916 The Lady with the Amethyst was purchased by the Chantry Bequest.  He is represented in several public collections including the British Museum and the Leicestershire Art Gallery.  He died on 18th March 1937 in London.