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Title Ear Inspection in a Russian Hospital
Alternative Title Scene in a Russian Hospital: The Ear Inspection
Collection Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum
Artist Shanks, Emily (Anglo-Russian artist, 1857-1936)
Date Earliest possibly about 1880
Date Latest possibly about 1900
Description Emily Shanks, also known as Emiliya Yakovlevna Shanks, was an Anglo-Russian artist. Her father, James Stewart Shanks, was a Moscow businessman, and her siblings include Mary Shanks, also an artist, and Louise Maude, translator of Tolstoy's fiction. She was a British citizen, but spent much of her life in Russia. She went to the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and was the first woman to have her work shown by the Russian Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions, a group who were reacting against formal conventions and who wanted to bring accessible art to a wider public than before. Paintings by Shanks were included in the London Royal Academy's Summer Exhibitions of 1916 and 1918, while she was living near Holland Park (source: Wikipedia)
Current Accession Number M28336
Subject everyday life; figure; interior
Measurements 88.8 x 106.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Lionel Maude 1966.
Provenance By descent to Lionel Maude, a nephew of the artist.
Rights Owner Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum
Author Richard Johns




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