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.
Louise Maude (née Shanks)
Louise Shanks married Aylmer Maude and as a team they produced the first translations of the works of Tolstoy in to English. Aylmer specialised in the philosophical works of Tolstoy and Louise translated Tolstoy's novels. Their translations were published in both names. The Oxford University Press Centenary Edition of Tolstoy came out in 21 volumes between 1928 and 1937. Tolstoy thought highly of the Maudes's translations, saying better translations "could not be invented." For many years these were the standard Tolstoy translations and considered to be of high quality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aylmer_and_Louise_Maude
Mary Shanks (1866-1949) also studied at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. She knew Tolstoy and prepared illustrations for Tolstoy's Where Love is, God is. Mary and Emily were visitors to Tolsoy's home and their names can still be seen in Tolstoy's visitors book. Mary adopted an orphaned peasant child, Anya Troup, and took her to England to be educated. In Memories of Revolution, Anya recalls that Mary held meetings of Tolstoyan discussion group at the Pokroffka until these came to the attention of the Tsarist authorities. When Mary's friend (and German national) Natalia Yencken was arrested and then exiled from Russian, Mary accompanied Natalia to England where they eventually settled in Teignmouth, Devon.