Charles SHANNON, The snow, Winter Enlarge 1 /1


Quarington, Lincolnshire, England 1863 – Kew, Surrey, England 1937

The snow, Winter 1907 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph Support: papermark "Van Gelder Zonen"

Edition Notes: "a few trial proofs printed in blue and green" Published in "The Neolith", no.2, Feb 1908: unsigned 1907.
Primary Insc: pencil l.l. "Charles Shannon / R73. The Snow, Winter (a Fan)"
Dimensions: comp 21.0 h x 42.8 w cm sheet 28.8 h x 46.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.556

One of the strengths of Charles Shannon’s work was his sense of design, which led him to experiment with unusual shapes, including circular and fan-shaped lithographs. He designed and printed seven lithographic fans between 1906 and 1909, enjoying the compositional challenge they presented.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra