The painting is signed ‘Annie L. Robinson,’ and has the appearance of an early work, not having the liveliness of her later pieces, perhaps dating to around 1870 (web site author’s personal estimate).
- Media: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 305 x 360 mm (0.11 m²), David Lay; 305 x 361 mm (0.11 m²), Christie’s; 310 x 360 mm (0.11 m²); average 307 x 360 mm (0.11 m²).
- History: “Signed “Annie L. Robinson” lower right”; auctioned Christie’s, London, 14 Jan 2014, unsold; auctioned David Lay, Penzance (www.archive.org), 28 Jan 2016, sold; auctioned Rosebery’s, London, 18 Nov 2021, sold.
- Location: unknown.
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