Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Each signed "Shanks," one depicts the artist's father (DOA 12.5 x 10.5 in.) and the second depicting his mother (DOA 11 x 9.75 in.), presented in the likely original gilt reeded frames.
DOA 12.5 x 10.5 in. (each)
Estate Collection of the late John Archibald Shanks, Scotland
Leland Little Auctions, September 14, 2013 (lot 361)
William Somerville Shanks studied at the Glasgow School of Art while working full time as a textile designer. Determined to paint full time, he moved to Paris to study at the Academie Julian. He is best known for his still lifes and portraits, exhibiting often.
Scratch to woman's face.