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      GB/NNAF/P25941
Shee, Sir Martin Archer (1769-1850) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Dublin (20 December 1769); studied at the drawing academy of the Royal Dublin Society; set up as a portrait painter in Dublin; moved to London (1788); studied at the Royal Academy Schools (1790); married Mary Power (19 December 1796 at Paddington Church); elected Associate of the Royal Academy (3 November 1798), Member of the Royal Academy (10 February 1800); lived at 24 Cavendish Square, London (1799-c1827) ; President of the Royal Academy (1830-1845); member of the Society of Dilettanti and painter to the Society (1830); knighted (?1830); elected FRS (1831); died at Brighton (19 August 1850); buried at Brighton.

Thesaurus
PAINTERS
PORTRAITISTS

Archival Resources
Number noted: 28

Correspondence with Sir H Ellis, 1834-1844
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 41312 ff. 172, 214, 215, 216
Comments: Access by appointment only

Correspondence with Sir Robert Peel, 1835-47
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 40409-598 passim

Letter to E Hawkins the younger, After 1825
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg. 3815 f. 63
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to H Ellis, 1832
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 70844 f. 61
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to Lord Wellesley, 1833
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 37311 f. 88
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to Miss M A Flaxman, 1832
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 39782 f. 314
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to Sir F Madden, 1842
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg. 2843 f. 103
Comments: Access by appointment only

Photograph of painting of Sir F Burdett, Before 1844
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 46404 ff. 230-232
Comments: Access by appointment only

Subscription list signed by, 1830
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add. 39791 f. 51
Comments: Access by appointment only

Miscellaneous correspondence (11 items),
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: HMC visit, JRS 1992

Letter to unnamed correspondence, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/391-396

Letters (2) to J Britton, 1805-1830, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/391-396

Letters (2) to [C M?] Westmacott, 1805-1830, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/391-396

Address to, from the Academicians, requesting him not to resign the presidency [Copy], 1845
Held at: Gladstone Court Museum
Document reference: Add. 40572 f. 69
Comments: Access by appointment only

Property documentation: 24 Cavendish Square, London: ground plan of property, usually 1:120, and leasing details,
Held at: Howard de Walden Estates Ltd

Letters to Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1831-45
Held at: London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room
Document reference: SDUK

Letter from, 1831
Held at: National Library of Wales
Document reference: NLW MS 21977C, f.82
Other information: Handlist of Artists' Papers in the Department of MSS and Records, National Library of Wales (1998)

Letter to Henry Josi regarding valuation of Lawrence Collection, 8 April 1837
Held at: Oxford University: Ashmolean Museum, Print Room
Document reference: WA

Miscellaneous letters,
Held at: Royal Academy of Arts
Document reference: MIS

Certificate of election to the Royal Society, 1831
Held at: Royal Society
Document reference: EC/1831/13
Comments: Transcription available through online catalogue

Letters (3), 1832-1840
Held at: Royal Society
Document reference: LUB.S103-S105

Letters (9) to John Soane, 1812-1836
Held at: Sir John Soane's Museum
Document reference: II.S.6

Engraved portrait of, nd
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1985/8/139
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to C R Leslie, 1831
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/2618
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Edwin Landseer, 1831
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1962/1316/297
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Sir Charles Eastlake, 1843
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1922/415/14
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (2) to, from Sir Francis Chantrey, 1836
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1984/1/1-2
Comments: Access by appointment

Portraits, biography, admission ticket, letters, poem and printed extract (10 items) concerning him, 1817-1833
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1961/1741/56-57, 58A-B, 59, 60A-B, 61-63
Comments: Contents list available through NAL online catalogue. Access by appointment


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55