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JOHN SHEEPSHANKS (1787–1863)

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 822 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN SHEEPSHANKS (1787–1863), British manufacturer and art collector, was born in Leeds, and became a partner in his father's business as a cloth . manufacturer. His brother Richard .(t794—1855) was a distinguished astronomer and man of science, whose collection of instruments eventually passed to the Royal Astronomical Society. John Sheepshanks collected pictures, mainly by British artists, and in 1857 presented his magnificent collection to the nation. He retired from business in 1833 and died a bachelor in 1863.
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