Keywords

William Mulready

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

The article focuses on the painting "Interior, Portrait of John Sheepshanks" which was painted by 19th-century British artist William Mulready and commissioned by the sitter, a patron of contemporary British art. The article discusses the relationship of the men, the representation of Sheepshanks's wealth in the portrait and the significance of the maid in the painting. The article goes on to discuss portraits of unidentified domestic servants and Sheepshanks's generosity towards his staff.

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