At Lambeth School of Art Shannon met his life-long friend/companion, Charles Ricketts.

Successful career as a portrait painter and here is a likeness of one of his favourite models and possibly his mistress. He fell from a ladder while hanging a painting on the stairs and this is the picture that is traditionally supposed to have caused the fall.


Artist's collection; Steve Hallett, USA1974-89; Simon Reynolds.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP
01522 782040

Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.45pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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