THE OLIVE GATHERERS.

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Photos: Jonathan Russell.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 710 x 385 mm (0.27 m²), unframed.
  • History: 1889; exhibited in the Woman’s Exhibition, Earl’s Court, in 1900, valued at £25 (=£3,100 in 2018); given to Manchester Art Gallery by Miss. F. R. Wilkinson, 1936*; exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery retrospective of Annie’s works, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019; also known as ‘The Plain of Lombardy.’
  • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.

* Fanny Rollo Wilkinson (1855-1951) was a Manchester-born professional gardener and close friend of suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett. In 1884 she became Britain first female professional gardener after completing an eighteen month course at the Crystal Palace School of Landscape Gardening and Practical Horticulture, until then an entirely male establishment. She later became principle of Swanley Horticultural College and during the First World War helped organise the Women’s National Land Service Corps.


 

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