John Sheepshanks (art collector)
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
|Known for||Leaving his art collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum|
Sheepshanks collected pictures, mainly by British artists, and in 1857 presented his notable collection to the nation. These are at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, which no longer observes all the conditions which he attached to the gift. He retired from business in 1833 and died a bachelor in 1863. His sister and brother were Anne Sheepshanks and Richard Sheepshanks.
- George Somes Layard (1897). . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 52. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- A. M. Clerke, ‘Sheepshanks, Richard (1794–1855)’, rev. Michael Hoskin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2011 accessed 16 March 2017
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sheepshanks, John". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 822.
- John Sheepshanks at the Victoria & Albert Museum