'Portrait of John Sheepshanks at his residence in Old Bond Street', oil on panel by William Mulready, probably Great Britain, 1832-34. Museum no. FA.142 Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

'Portrait of John Sheepshanks at his residence in Old Bond Street', oil on panel by William Mulready, probably Great Britain, 1832-34. Museum no. FA.142 Given by John Sheepshanks, 1857

Mulready shows the collector in the drawing room of his house at 172 New Bond Street, London. He is surrounded by books and portfolios, while the housekeeper brings in his letters and morning tea. Sheepshanks's important collection of Netherlandish prints and drawings was sold to the British Museum in 1836