The Wallace Collection

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Samuel Shelley (1756 - 1808)
  • Place of Birth: Whitechapel, England
  • Place of Death: London, England
Works of Art

Born in Whitechapel, he began to exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1774. In his time he was considered a near rival to Cosway in miniature painting; he was prolific painter of historical and literary subjects in water-colour, and a founder member of the ‘Old’ Water Colour Society in 1804. He died in London.