EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF LADY MERCY GREVILLE
Lady Mercy Greville (aged 15 or 16), daughter of socialist and social reformer Frances Evelyn Greville, 5th Countess of Warwick.
- Medium: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 1.575 x 2.363 m (3.72 m²).
- History: “signed and dated ‘Annie L. Swynnerton 1920’ (lower right)”; exhibited Manchester 1923, “Paintings by Mrs Swynnerton / no. 40.”; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Sixtieth Autumn Exhibition, 1934; auctioned Christie’s, 8 Nov 1968, “Anonymous sale”; auctioned Christie’s, London, 18 Dec 2012, “PETER LANGAN [restauranteur and patron of the arts]: A LIFE WITH ART”, “Lady Mercy Marter (née Greville) (1904-1968) was the daughter of society beauty and socialist Frances Evelyn Greville, 5th Countess of Warwick. She was formerly wife of Basil Dean and Patrick Gamble and wife of Richard Marter,” sold.
- Location: unknown.
* The painting is titled Equestrian Portrait of Lady Mercy Marter in the Christie’s sale, but as the sitter did not marry into the Marter family until 1936, Greville is more appropriate and would have been the name used in the 1923 exhibition. (Thanks to G. W. for this observation.)
SKETCH FOR EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF LADY MERCY GREVILLE
Images: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1927.
- Medium: ‘drawing’ (drawing medium not specified).
- Dimensions: ?
- History: shown in The Royal Academy Illustrated, 1927, and The Times, 2 May 1927; reproduced in Susan Thomson (2018) The Life and Works of Annie Louisa Swynnerton. Warrington: Manchester Art Press; Tate.
- Location: Tate Britain.
Thanks to Grant Waters for the Royal Academy Illustrated images.