Sir George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859) politician, writer and Sinologist
About the work
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About the artist
Martin Archer Shee, portrait painter and writer, was born in Dublin, the son of a merchant. After studying in his native city in the early 1780s, he moved to London in 1788 and entered the Royal Academy schools in 1790. Ten years later he was made a Royal Academician. In 1830, Shee was elected President of the Royal Academy, succeeding Sir Thomas Lawrence, and was knighted in the same year. Shee died in Brighton at the age of 80.
- Sir George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859) politician, writer and Sinologist
- Oil on canvas
- height: 127.00 cm, width: 100.00 cm
- Presented by Squadron-Leader Lynch-Staunton, January 1951
- GAC number