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Portrait painter, Painter, Pastel Artist, b. 1769 - d. 1850

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      • Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (1769 - 1850), Study for a self-portrait
        Sep. 28, 2023

        Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (1769 - 1850), Study for a self-portrait

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Property of a Gentleman Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (1769 - 1850) Study for a self-portrait Oil on canvas In a carved and gilded frame Lot Essay: The present work is a study for Shee's 1794 self-portrait which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1795 (National Portrait Gallery collection). Shee first studied in Dublin before settling in London in 1788 where he studied briefly at the RA Schools in 1790. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1798 and a full Academician in 1800. In 1830, on Lawrence's death, he succeeded as President of the Royal Academy and was knighted. Dimensions: (Canvas) 19.5 in. (H) x 16.5 in. (W) (Frame) 24.75 in. (H) x 21.75 in. (W)

        Sloane Street Auctions
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (Irish, 1769-1850)
        Sep. 26, 2023

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (Irish, 1769-1850)

        Est: £200 - £300

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (Irish, 1769-1850) Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA FRS (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of a clergyman, full-length, standing by a table, in a black coat oil on canvas 76 x 52cm, unframed Condition Report: Craquelure with a repaired 6cm x 6cm L shaped tear to the top right. There is a diagonal crease and a small piece of the canvas missing in the top right corner. Stretcher marks and undulations to the canvas. A small repair to the reverse. Not examined under UV light, for a full report please contact the department.

        Sworders
      • Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a white dress with a gold shawl, a landscape in the distance
        Sep. 20, 2023

        Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a white dress with a gold shawl, a landscape in the distance

        Est: £3,000 - £4,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. Dublin 1769–1850 Brighton Portrait of a lady, three-quarter-length, in a white dress with a gold shawl, a landscape in the distance oil on canvas unframed: 127.5 x 114 cm.; 50¼ x 44⅞ in. framed: 141.2 x 128.1 cm.; 55⅝ x 50½ in.

        Sotheby's
      • ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769-1850)
        Jun. 04, 2023

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769-1850)

        Est: €5,000 - €8,000

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769-1850) Lady portrait in white dress sitting in an elegant interior Oil on canvas H: 127 x W: 103 cm This portrait is traditionally identified as that of Charlotte, princess of Wales (1796-1817), first wife of King Léopold 1er

        Antenor Auction
      • Martin Archer Shee, Portrait of Sir William Fairlie
        Nov. 19, 2022

        Martin Archer Shee, Portrait of Sir William Fairlie

        Est: €10,000 - €15,000

        Sir William Fairlie (1754-1825) was a successful merchant of the East India Company. Born into a Scottish merchant family, Fairlie ran an agency in India with trading links as far afield as China. As the largest ship owner in Calcutta, he traded in rice, indigo and cotton. After his return to London, he became a Member of Parliament. The Irish painter Sir Martin Archer Shee portrayed Fairlie at the height of his career. The present work must have been painted before 1817, as was another, almost identical version of the portrait with comparable dimensions (Christie's London, 8th April 1998, lot 30). A mezzotint engraving by John Young after Shee´s composition, dated to the same year, is held in the National Portrait Gallery in London (NPG D36636). Sir Henry Raeburn also created a portrait of William Fairlie, showing him in advancing years.

        Kunsthaus Lempertz KG
      • MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769 - 1850): LADY HARRIET LEGGE-PAGET
        Oct. 27, 2022

        MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769 - 1850): LADY HARRIET LEGGE-PAGET

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        oil on canvas; unsigned; handwritten paper label verso "Lady Harriet Legge wife of General Hon. Sir Edward Paget G.C.B. D. 1855 / Daughter of the 3rd Earl of Dartmouth and mother of Frances Jane Marchioness of Ormonde" and further handwritten paper label "Lady Harriet Legge Ormonde Trust heirloom"; 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches; 38 3/4 x 34 inches frame

        Abell Auction
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) PORTRAIT OF DANIEL O'CONNELL
        Sep. 26, 2022

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) PORTRAIT OF DANIEL O'CONNELL

        Est: €12,000 - €18,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) PORTRAIT OF DANIEL O'CONNELL oil on canvas h:36  w:27.50 in. Provenance: The Hon. W. S. Campbell, United States Consul in Holland, 1843-62 and Consul General at Dresden, 1862-71; His sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, 10-11 May 1899; Whence purchased by John D. Crimmins, financier and philanthropist; By whom donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 1899; Deaccessioned by the Metropolitan and sold through Sotheby’s, New York, Old Master and 19th Century European Art, 26 January 2008, lot 131; Private collection; Whyte's, 29 September 2008, lot 143; Private collection Exhibited: Fifth Avenue Galleries, New York, 10-11 May 1899; Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1900 Literature: ‘New Pictures at the Museum’, New York Times, 15 April 1900; The Champlain Educator; vol. 23, 1904, pp. 305; George H. Story, Illustrated Catalogue: Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 1905, pp. 159-60; David C. Preyer, The Art of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, 1909; Katharine Baetjer, European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born before 1865. A summary catalogue, 1995, illustrated p. 202 This important and intriguing portrait of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, is the only known official portrait to depict him with his natural receding hairline, rather than the recognisable mop of brown hair with which he was usually depicted for posterity. O’Connell’s visage was painted by many of the foremost artists of the day, among them Joseph Haverty, whose full length portrait of O’Connell hangs in the Reform Club, London, and David Wilkie, whose dashing portrayal is now on loan to the National Gallery of Ireland. In all known portraits O’Connell wore his customary brown wig. Whilst O’Connell’s baldness is today largely forgotten, in his own time it was a widely known fact thanks to the jibes of satirists and political opponents. In one cartoon, titled The Irish Agitator Tossed by the Papal Bull, O’Connell is sent flying with his hat and wig going in opposite directions, his bald pate exposed to the world. A correspondent for the New York Times described with some relish witnessing O’Connell leave a courtroom, remove his barrister robes and bar wig and don a “curly, nutty-brown ‘jasey’” to cover his baldness.1 O’Connell himself was capable of a joke about his appearance. In one election contest, he commented on the rather plain appearance of his opponent, a conservative barrister by the name of John B. West. Thus taunted, West replied, “it’s all very well for Mr O’Connell to attack me on my appearance, but I can tell you, if you saw Mr O’Connell without his wig, he does not present a face which is much to boast of”, whereupon O’Connell is said to have whipped off his wig for the crowd’s great appreciation". The artist, Sir Martin Archer Shee, one of Ireland’s most successful portrait painters and President of the Royal Academy in London, first met O’Connell in 1825, during the sitting of a Parliamentary Committee. O’Connell was usually reluctant to sit for portraits, but granted Shee the sittings presumably as a compliment to the distinguished Irishman, one of the few Catholics to have forged a successful career in London. The portrait was probably executed in London in or around 1825-30. The earliest known owner of the work was the Hon. W. S. Campbell, United States Consul to Holland (1843-62) and Consul General at Dresden (1862-71), who, according to contemporary accounts, was a well known “connoisseur in many a European art centre”.3 Campbell’s collection was sold in 1899 at the Fifth Avenue Galleries in New York, where financier and philanthropist John D. Crimmins purchased the portrait of O’Connell. Shortly afterwards Crimmins was approached by James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy, who offered him a sum between $1,500 and $1,600 for the work.4 Burke Roche may have been acting on behalf of an institution, as five years later a New York magazine reported that Crimmins had “nobly prevented” the portrait’s return to the British Museum.5 In any case Crimmins declined the offer and instead promptly donated the portrait to the Metropolitan Museum. It first went on exhibit at the Metropolitan in 1900, and was later loaned out to Gracie Mansion in Omaha (1950-54) and the American Bar Association (1961-78). Successive catalogues to the Metropolitan Museum collection document the work. In 1909 it was described as “an excellent character study, suggesting mobility of countenance and fiery temper”, and in 1995 it was illustrated in the summary catalogue of European Paintings by artists born before 1865. However, in recent times the museum staff, whilst researching their collections, compared Shee’s portrait to other known portraits of O’Connell, and were concerned to note the receding hairline. Not realising that the statesman was in fact bald, they decided to de-accession the work, and sold it through Sotheby’s in New York. Since then, a fuller history of the painting’s provenance has come to light, as have the facts of O’Connell’s baldness, enabling the portrait to be once more fully identified as that of one of Ireland’s greatest statesmen, Daniel O’Connell. 1 New York Times, 27 December 1874 2 James E. McGee, Irish Wit and Humor: Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O’Leary and O’Connell, F. Pustet and Co., New York, Cincinnati, c.1886 3 New York Times, 10 May 1899 4 Letter from John D. Crimmins to Mr MarQuand, Metropolitan Museum, New York, undated, c.1899, Metropolitan Museum archives 5 The Champlain Educator, vol. 23, 1904, p. 305

        Whyte's
      • ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (DUBLIN 1769-1850 BRIGHTON) Portrait of Ma
        Jul. 08, 2022

        ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (DUBLIN 1769-1850 BRIGHTON) Portrait of Ma

        Est: £15,000 - £20,000

        ATTRIBUTED TO MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (DUBLIN 1769-1850 BRIGHTON) Portrait of Master White, full-length, in a blue jacket with a large collar and... oil on canvas

        Christie's
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850)
        Jun. 22, 2022

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850)

        Est: £500 - £800

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of a lady in black dress with fichu bordered white collar, pink ribbon bow tied around neck oil on canvas 68 x 57.5cm

        Cheffins
      • ANTIQUE MARTIN ARCHER SHEE BRITISH ENGRAVING VIVIAN
        Apr. 16, 2022

        ANTIQUE MARTIN ARCHER SHEE BRITISH ENGRAVING VIVIAN

        Est: $100 - $150

        After Martin Archer Shee (British, 1769–1850) original oil painting on canvas, Major General Sir Richard Hussey Vivian (Later 1st Lord Vivian) (1775–1842), engraving on paper by H. Meyer. Signed in plate, lower right. Titled in plate lower to the center.

        Antique Arena Inc
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (Irish, 1769-1850)
        Mar. 02, 2022

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (Irish, 1769-1850)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of a young girl, seated full-length in a white dress and holding a basket of flowers oil on canvas 92 x 71cm, in a carved giltwood and gesso frame

        Sworders
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850), Portrait of Lady Sarah Bayley
        Dec. 04, 2021

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850), Portrait of Lady Sarah Bayley

        Est: $3,000 - $6,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850), Portrait of Lady Sarah Bayley oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in a hand-carved and gilt frame. Stretcher size 50 x 40 in.; Frame dimension 60 3/8 x 50 1/2 in. Born in Dublin, Martin Shee began his studies at the Royal Dublin Society. By 1788 he was in London and encouraged by Joshua Reynolds to study at the Royal Academy of Arts. The following year he exhibited for the first time at the Academy and in 1800 he was elected a Royal Academician. Shee was a successful portrait artist, producing historical and genre scenes as well. He was chosen president of the Royal Academy in 1830 following the death of Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and served as the first president of the Birmingham Society of Artists. Lady Sarah Bayley (1779-1852) was the youngest daughter of George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey. She married Charles Nathaniel Bayley in 1799. Lady Bayley was included in the "Gallery of Beauties," a series of portraits commissioned by George IV as Prince Regent. The present painting is documented in the records of the Frick Digital Collections. Exhibited: Royal Academy, London, 1807, no. 88 Earls of Jersey, Middleton Park, Oxfordshire, England John Levy Galleries, New York Arnold Sigurd Kirkeby, Beverly Hills, California Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

        Leland Little Auctions
      • ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARTHUR SHEE HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN HOLDING SPECTACLES
        Nov. 17, 2021

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARTHUR SHEE HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN HOLDING SPECTACLES

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARTHUR SHEE HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN HOLDING SPECTACLES With inscription verso, oil on canvas, and a companion by the same hand 'A man's portrait in profile' (2) (76cm x 61cm (30in x 24in))

        Lyon & Turnbull
      • SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE PRA (1769-1850) Portrait of Master George O'Connor of Castleknock, (1778-1842) Dressed in Red with Buff Breeches Sitting in a Chair Oil on canvas, 76 x 64cm In a Georgian carved and gilded frame Provenance: Painted circa
        Oct. 19, 2021

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE PRA (1769-1850) Portrait of Master George O'Connor of Castleknock, (1778-1842) Dressed in Red with Buff Breeches Sitting in a Chair Oil on canvas, 76 x 64cm In a Georgian carved and gilded frame Provenance: Painted circa

        Est: €7,000 - €10,000

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE PRA (1769-1850) Portrait of Master George O'Connor of Castleknock, (1778-1842) Dressed in Red with Buff Breeches Sitting in a Chair Oil on canvas, 76 x 64cm In a Georgian carved and gilded frame Provenance: Painted circa 1786, and then by family descent until sold at Christie’s, 13 December 1912 (as by George Romney) for 720 guineas; Private collection, USA; Mallet, Bond Street, London where acquired in 2009 by the present owner; Private collection since 2009. Literature: W.G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists (Dublin and London, 1913) Volume 2, p. 343, as by Martin Archer Shee and painted in Dublin about 1786. Exhibited: An Age of Elegance, Irish Art in the Eighteenth Century, Mallett, Lyons Village, County Kildare, 2008. Sir Martin Archer Shee, the only Irish President of the Royal Academy, was born in Dublin on 20 December 1769, into a family originally from Kilkenny which had subsequently moved to County Mayo. He was sent to school in Dublin and there first evinced the talent as a draughtsman, which subsequently became his hallmark. Shee entered the Dublin Society’s Drawing Schools in 1781, at the age of twelve, where under the tutelage of Francis Robert West he won virtually all the medals and prizes for which he was entered, notably the medal for landscape (1782) and portraiture (1783). At the age of 16 or 17, he set up his own studio at 32 Dame Street, Dublin, and, by 1786, was ‘as busy as anyone with one head and two hands can possibly be….. I have pictures in hand to the amount of more than 50 guineas…..I am also to receive a silver palette from the Dublin Society in token of the approbation of my pictures’. The present painting dates from these years of early success in Dublin and is a very rare example of Shee’s short period working in his native land. Encouraged by Gilbert Stuart, the American painter then working in Ireland, in June 1788 he moved to England, working initially as a copyist for the engravers Macklin and Boydell. He was subsequently introduced to Sir Joshua Reynolds, who advised him to join the Royal Academy Schools, to which he was admitted in November 1790, just before his 21st birthday, and by the following year he was showing the first of his very many exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. He was admitted an Associate of the Academy in 1798 and henceforth his career was that of the hugely successful portrait painter, especially when, after the death of Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1830, he was elected by a large majority as President of the Royal Academy; in the same year he was knighted. Shee was a member of the Society of Dilettanti, the Royal Society and several overseas cultural institutes and academies. Painting apart, he was a poet, critic, and playwright. He died at Brighton on 19th August 1850. George O'Connor was the son of the Rev. John O'Connor of Tipperary (1738-1803), who became vicar of Arboe in 1773, and Rector of Castlenock, County Dublin, in 1794. Like his father before him, George was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he matriculated on 6 October 1794 at the age of 15, proceeding Bachelor of Arts in the Winter Term of 1799. He was received, like his father, into the ministry, and for more than thirty years was a prebendary of St. Patrick's Cathedral, also serving in succession to his father as rector of the united parishes of Castleknock and Clonsilla in the Dublin Diocese, and of Donaghpatrick in the Diocese of Meath. George died on 14th November 1842 aged sixty-four, and a memorial and bust were erected to his memory at the church in Castleknock. According to the inscription he was ‘a fond and affectionate husband, a wise and tender parent, a tried and valued friend, excelled by none’.

        Adam's
      • Martin Archer Shee 1769-1850 Campbell Portrait
        Sep. 29, 2021

        Martin Archer Shee 1769-1850 Campbell Portrait

        Est: $100 - $1,000

        Martin Archer (Sir) Shee (English, 1769 -1850) Oil painting on canvas depicting Colonel Campbell. Unsigned. Bears plaque with artist name and title. Housed in gilt antique frame. Work Size: 33 x 27 in. SHIPPING Hill Auction Gallery will not ship. Gallery will refer a local shipper for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request. Got something to sell? Contact us at HillAuctionGallery.com.

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • Martin Archer (Sir) Shee (1769 - 1850)
        Jun. 06, 2021

        Martin Archer (Sir) Shee (1769 - 1850)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Martin Archer (Sir) Shee (1769 - 1850) "Colonel Campbell" Oil on Canvas painting. Appears to be unsigned, has not been examined out of frame. Nameplate near lower center of frame. Sight Size: 30 x 25 in. Overall Framed Size: 37 x 31 in.

        Helmuth Stone
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee (British, 1769-1850)
        Feb. 24, 2021

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (British, 1769-1850)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (British, 1769-1850) Portrait of a Gentleman, Possibly Sir Henry Raeburn or a Member of His Family, circa 1840 oil on canvas 94 x 60 1/2 inches.

        Hindman
      • PORTRAIT VON LADY BURDETT (?)
        Sep. 12, 2020

        PORTRAIT VON LADY BURDETT (?)

        Est: €800 - €1,600

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (ATTR.) December 23rd, 1769 Dublin - August 13th, 1850 Brighton (Sussex) PORTRAIT OF LADY BURDETT (?) Oil on canvas (old relined). 61 x 50,5 cm (F. 91 x 80,5 cm). Verso: canvas with an old (customs?)-stamp (not indicated). Stretcher with old paper label and collection or auction number: '960'. Part. min. old restored, slightly old retouching, edge area part. min. rubbed. Hand-carved frame from the late 18th century. Provenance: Westphalian Collection. SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (ATTR.) 23. Dezember 1769 Dublin - 13. August 1850 Brighton (Sussex) PORTRAIT VON LADY BURDETT (?) Öl auf Leinwand (altdoubl.). 61 x 50,5 cm (R. 91 x 80,5 cm). Verso: Leinwand mit altem (Zoll?)-Stempel (ungedeutet), Keilrahmen mit altem Papieretikett und Sammlungs- oder Auktionsnummer: '960'. Part. min. altrest., leichte Altretuschen, Randbereich part. min. berieben. Zeitgenössischer, handgeschnitzter Rahmen des späten 18. Jh. Provenienz: Westfälischer Sammlungsbesitz.

        Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
      • Watercolor on Paper, Portrait of William IV
        Sep. 02, 2020

        Watercolor on Paper, Portrait of William IV

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850) inscribed on verso "King William IV, Sir Martin Archer Shee", possibly study for large portrait at National Portrait Gallery in London. Sight size: 8-3/4"h x 6-1/8"w Provenance. Property from a Private East Coast Collection

        Nye & Company
      • Sancio de Faro Vimieriensi Comiti IIII, gravura
        Jul. 16, 2020

        Sancio de Faro Vimieriensi Comiti IIII, gravura

        Est: €100 - €200

        Sancio de Faro Vimieriensi Comiti IIII, gravura a negro delineada por SHEE, Martin Archer, 1769-1850 e gravada por T. Cheesman. Em moldura em madeira entalhada e dourada. Defeitos. Dim. aprox.: 32,5 x 25 cm

        Palácio do Correio Velho
      • Martin Archer-Shee. Child face
        Jun. 25, 2020

        Martin Archer-Shee. Child face

        Est: -

        ARCHER-SHEE,MARTIN (1769 - 1850). "Rostro de niño". Óleo sobre tabla. 21 x 17 cm.

        Duran Arte y Subastas
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter
        Apr. 26, 2020

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy
        Jan. 24, 2020

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down.

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy
        Dec. 07, 2019

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down..

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy
        Nov. 09, 2019

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down..

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy
        Apr. 03, 2019

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down

        East Coast Books
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy
        Mar. 05, 2019

        Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

        Est: $75 - $100

        [ART] Sir Martin Archer Shee PRA (1769-1850) Irish portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy. In 1788 he was introduced by Edmund Burke to Joshua Reynolds, on whose advice he studied in the schools of the Royal Academy of Arts. ALS, no year mentioned, 1p, approx. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Laid down

        East Coast Books
      • Attr. to Martin A. Shee. Portrait of an Officer
        Apr. 07, 2018

        Attr. to Martin A. Shee. Portrait of an Officer

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (British, 1769-1850). Oil on canvas, unsigned, attribution on frame plaque, 27 1/4 x 21 1/4 in., framed

        Alex Cooper
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Shee (1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER OF THE NAGPORE (POSSIBLY THE NAGPORE BRIGADE OF THE MADRAS LIGHT CAVALRY), Oil on canvas; given to the artist to the nameplate, 29 x 24 in — 73.7 x 61 cm
        Mar. 08, 2018

        Attributed to Sir Martin Shee (1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER OF THE NAGPORE (POSSIBLY THE NAGPORE BRIGADE OF THE MADRAS LIGHT CAVALRY), Oil on canvas; given to the artist to the nameplate, 29 x 24 in — 73.7 x 61 cm

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN SHEE (1769-1850), IRISHPORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER OF THE NAGPORE (POSSIBLY THE NAGPORE BRIGADE OF THE MADRAS LIGHT CAVALRY)Oil on canvas; given to the artist to the nameplate29 x 24 in — 73.7 x 61 cmLiterature:“The Naval and Military Magazine”, June 1827Note:Sir Martin Shee moved into George Romney's former house in Cavendish Square and set up as his successor.Estimate: $1,200—1,800

        Waddington's
      • SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, (IRISH 1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF JOHN REID
        Jun. 16, 2015

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, (IRISH 1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF JOHN REID

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (irish 1769-1850)/span PORTRAIT OF JOHN REID Oil on canvas 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.5cm) provenance: /spanSotheby's, London, sale of May 22, 1995, lot 19. Acquired from the above. Private Collection, Maryland.

        Freeman's
      • SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, (IRISH 1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL BURR
        Jun. 17, 2014

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, (IRISH 1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL BURR

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (irish 1769-1850)/span PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL BURR Oil on canvas 55 3/4 x 44 1/2 in. (141.6 x 113cm) provenance: /spanSotheby's, London, sale of July 9, 1980, lot 119. Private Collection. 'Interior Sale' Christie's, New York, December 11-12, 2012, lot 111. Private Collection, New York.

        Freeman's
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850), Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits
        Feb. 28, 2014

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850), Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850) Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits Each unsigned Each oil on canvas Each: 40 x 32-1/2 in (101.6 x 82.6 cm)

        Weschler's
      • Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a high-necked white dress with...
        Nov. 14, 2013

        Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a high-necked white dress with...

        Est: £300 - £600

        Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a high-necked white dress with a black lace shawl oil on canvas h:77 w: 64 cm Provenance: With William Pearmain, 32 King Street, St James's, London, SW1.

        Cheffins
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850), Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits
        Oct. 25, 2013

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850), Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850) Charles M. White and Mrs. White with Child: A Pair of Portraits Each unsigned Each oil on canvas Each: 40 x 32-1/2 in (101.6 x 82.6 cm)

        Weschler's
      • Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish
        May. 14, 2013

        Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish

        Est: £300 - £400

        Circle of Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish 1769-1850), PORTRAIT OF ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL HAWSKLEY ESQ, HALF LENGTH SEATED, IN A BLACK COAT, HOLDING A LETTER Oil on canvas 92 x 74cm

        Sworders
      • * Sir Martin Archer Shee, (Irish, 1769-1850), Pondering Scholar
        May. 12, 2013

        * Sir Martin Archer Shee, (Irish, 1769-1850), Pondering Scholar

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850) Pondering Scholar oil on canvas 28 x 21 inches.

        Hindman
      • MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (Irish, 1769-1850) The Right Honorab
        Feb. 24, 2013

        MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (Irish, 1769-1850) The Right Honorab

        Est: $400 - $600

        MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (Irish, 1769-1850) The Right Honorable Lord Abinger, Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, March 1837 Engraving 18-1/2 x 15 inches (47.0 x 38.1 cm) Henry Cousins, engraver The Elton M. Hyder, Jr. Charitable and Educational Fund Collection: Formerly at the University of Texas Law Library.

        Heritage Auctions
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (IRISH, 1769-1850)
        Dec. 11, 2012

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (IRISH, 1769-1850)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (IRISH, 1769-1850) Portrait of Lieutenant General Daniel Burr (1749-1828), standing three-quarter length, in a red uniform oil on canvas 55¾ x 44½ in. (141.6 x 113 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)
        Jun. 06, 2012

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of Lieutenant General Daniel Burr (1749-1828), standing three-quarter length, in a red uniform oil on canvas 55¾ x 44½ in. (141.6 x 113 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of Anna Maria, Marchioness of Ely (1790-1857)
        Sep. 22, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of Anna Maria, Marchioness of Ely (1790-1857)

        Est: £600 - £800

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, PRA (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of Anna Maria, Marchioness of Ely (1790-1857), seated, wearing black and with roses in her hair oil on canvas h:54 w: 43 cm Provenance: Nonsuch Palace, Epsom, and by descent in a Lincolnshire country house. Other Notes: Anna Maria Dashwood (later Lady Ely) was the daughter of Sir Henry Dashwood, Bt. Lady Ely was great-grandmother of Gertrude, Countess of Albemarle, by her daugher Lady Charlotte Loftus, who married William Tatton Egerton, Esq., M.P. Anna Maria Dashwood was born in 1790, the daughter of Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood, 3rd Baronet and Mary Helen Graham. Anna Maria married John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, son of Charles Loftus, 1st Marquess of Ely and Jane Myhill, in 1810. Lady Ely bore ten children, and in her youth was also painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence.

        Cheffins
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, (Irish, 1769-1850), Portrait of a Gentleman
        Sep. 11, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, (Irish, 1769-1850), Portrait of a Gentleman

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Irish, 1769-1850) Portrait of a Gentleman oil on canvas 36 x 28 3/4 inches.

        Hindman
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)
        Jul. 14, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)

        Est: £12,000 - £18,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of Miss Frances Sophia Hunter, three-quarter-length, seated in a wooded landscape in a white dress with a pink sash with identifying inscription on an old label (on the reverse) oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.) in an elaborate carved and gilded frame

        Christie's
      • Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)
        Jul. 14, 2011

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        Attributed to Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of William Senhouse, full-length, in a buff waist-coat and breeches with a black coat and white stock, standing beside a column in an interior, a view of a landscape with a church spire beyond inscribed 'HONOR EST A' NILO. AUG. I.MDCCXCVIII. Nelson & Bronte. (on the plinth) oil on canvas 83¼ x 58 in. (211.3 x 147.3 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)
        Jul. 14, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton)

        Est: £20,000 - £30,000

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of a lady, full-length, in a white dress with a yellow silk sash, an artist's palette and neo-classical bust on a table to her left, an Erard harp on her right, and a classical Greek urn to her left and an engraving in her left hand oil on canvas 93¾ x 57½ in. (238.2 x 146 cm.) in a contemporary carved and gilded frame

        Christie's
      • ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, P.R.A
        Apr. 14, 2011

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, P.R.A

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        ATTRIBUTED TO SIR MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, P.R.A DUBLIN 1769 - 1850 BRIGHTON PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS PRINCESS VICTORIA, LATER QUEEN VICTORIA inscribed, verso: Portrait of H. M. The Queen / 1833 . / Sir Martin Archer Shee. / P.R.A. oil on canvas 51 by 42 cm.; 20 by 16 1/2 in.

        Sotheby's
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835), half-length,
        Apr. 13, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee (Dublin 1769-1850 Brighton) Portrait of John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835), half-length,

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Portrait of John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835), half-length, in a black coat and a white chemise, seated before a red curtain oil on canvas 93.3 x 72.4cm (36 3/4 x 28 1/2in).

        Bonhams
      • Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Irish/British,
        Feb. 12, 2011

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Irish/British,

        Est: $5,000 - $7,500

        Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (Irish/British, 1769-1850), "Master George Finch (1794-1870)", c. 1805, oil on canvas, unsigned, titled lower right, 42 5/8 in. x 30 3/4 in., in the very good original carved, gessoed, and giltwood frame. PLEASE NOTE: Provenance: With the collector, Wayne Francis Palmer (1895-1983), Springlake Plantation, Mobile, AL; thence by descent in the Palmer Family. Note: Master Finch was the illegitimate son of the ninth Earl of Winchilsea (4 November 1752-2 August 1826), who was a lieutenant colonel with the British forces during the American Revolutionary War, and became a celebrated batsman and patron of cricket; he never married. Young George is shown here just preceding or during his years at Harrow School, after which he went up to Cambridge. He became successively a Member of Parliament for Lymington (1820-21), Stamford (1832-37), and Rutland (1846-47); on his father's death he inherited the family estates, including Burley House, Rutland. By his second wife, Lady Louisa Somerset (daughter of the sixth Duke of Beaufort), he had a son, George Henry Finch (1835-1907). The latter published a guide to Burley House, which however lists only one portrait of our sitter, as an adult, "presented to him by his tenants" who chose Samuel Laurence of London (1812-1884) to draw the likeness. From this we can infer that this painting was separated from the family collection by the middle of the 19th century, though it does bear a contemporaneous "butler's inscription," as is typical of paintings exhibited in the picture galleries of the great English country houses (his father's portrait from Burley does, as well). Martin Archer Shee was an exact contemporary of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), who preceded him from 1820 to 1830 as President of the Royal Academy. Shee left his native Dublin in 1788, and was introduced in that year to Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), the first President of the R. A. (1768). Shee was made an Associate in 1798, and an Academician in 1800. He married and moved into th house in Cavendish Square vacated at the death of George Romney, setting himself up as Romney's successor (though he had early competition from his older contemporaries Hoppner and Raeburn, and especially Lawrence). This exceptional portrait is of the large size that Shee reserved for his best three-quarter-length figures--or seated full figures--and is remarkably precocious in its inspired composition. The winsome schoolboy is shown seated on a rock, as it were in one of the glens of Burley Park, with a glint of water below, and one of the typical hills of Rutland in the distance; Shee used this identical composition (and a slight modification of this same costume) some 15 years later, in his smaller painting of his own son William, in c. 1820 (Royal Academy Collection). This picture brilliantly reflects the crisp and confident delineation of Shee's best early manner; its autumnal foliage naturally sets off the variegated browns of the sitter's hair and draperies, resulting in an image that may well be ranked as one of the painter's quintessential masterpieces.

        Neal Auction Company
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