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Emily Shanks (Эмилия Яковлевна Шанкс)

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Emily Shanks  (1857-1936), was the second daughter of James Shanks senior (.  Emily studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and was the first woman to be made a full member of the  Peredvizhniki- the Russian Society for Travelling Art Exhibitions.  Emily learnt anatomy at the anatomy school of a Russian hospital.   Emily's paintings are much admired in Russia and are on display at the Tretyakov gallery and have recently been included in touring exhibitions of works of the Peredvizhniki.
Emily died on 13 January 1936 aged 78 years, at Holland road Kensington South.

Emyli Shanks Employing a Governess, The Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts, image is in public domain