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Shields, Frederic, 1833-1911



  • Existence: 1833 - 1911


Frederic Shields (1833-1911), British artist, illustrator, and designer.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Walter Crane Collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1418
Scope and Contents: The collection contains original sketches, drawings, autograph manuscripts, and autograph letters, signed, by the English illustrator Walter Crane. Prominent are the original drawings for two of Crane's illustrated books, Queen Summer, or The Tourney of the Lily and the Rose (London: Cassell & Co., 1891) and A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden (New York and London: Harper and Bros., 1899). Correspondents include Kineton Parkes...
Dates: 1876-1915

William Holman Hunt collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 1129

The collection consists of thirty-seven autograph letters, signed, written by William Holman Hunt to friends and acquaintances including Walter Crane, Sir Fred A. Eaton, and Sir William Watson. The bulk of the letters are to British artist, illustrator and designer Frederic James Shields; also present are four graphite sketches by Shields of Hunt at work at his easel.

Dates: 1859-1899

Christina Rossetti collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 267

Letters by Christina Rossetti to various parties, including William Bryant and Frederic James Shields. Included in a letter to William Edmonstoune Aytoun are manuscripts of six poems.

Dates: 1854-1882

Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 268

Letters by Rossetti to various parties, including Sir Frederic Burton and Frederic James Shields, along with one letter from Charles Augustus Howell to Rossetti. One manuscript by Rossetti: "At Wellington's Funeral. 18th November 1852," an autograph receipt, and a deck of playing cards painted by Rossetti at the age of 12.

Dates: 1840-1881

Frederic Shields collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 281

Correspondence with Mackenzie Bell concerning a Christina Rossetti biography, the decoration of the Chapel of the Ascension in London, and other matters; with letters to Bell concerning the Chapel of the Ascension fund and ten letters by Ernestine Mills about the life and work of Shields.

Dates: 1895-1912