Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Frederick James Shields

[Mary Magdelene]
oil on canvas
This may be related to his commission for the Chapel of Eaton Hall, Cheshire.
1833 - 1911.
A Manchester painter considered a Pre-Raphaelite and also a watercolourist and decorator. He was a close friend of Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown. His work was realistic in tone and usually religious, in style he seems close to Holman Hunt.

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