Photo/image: Jonathan Russell/www.ngv.vic.gov.au.
There are two versions of this image, one in the Tate, London (left) and one in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (right). Publications dating to the period in which the paintings were first exhibited refer to the image as ‘Risen Hope’ or just ‘Hope.’
NEW-RISEN HOPE (TATE).
Photos: Jonathan Russell.
- Medium: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 519 x 570 mm (0.30 m²).
- History: signed and dated 1904; presented to the Tate by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest, 1924; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery retrospective of Annie’s works, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
- Location: Tate.
NEW-RISEN HOPE (NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA).
- Medium: oil on canvas on wood panel.
- Dimensions: 597 x 742 mm (0.44 m²).
- History: 1904; Felton Bequest to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 1906.
- Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
The NEW-RISEN HOPE and NUDE IN LANDSCAPE butterflies.
The Melbourne New-risen Hope has a butterfly on the child’s chest, a motif also present in the Nude in landscape sketch. The latter painting is an ‘attributed’ work because it has only word-of-mouth provenance, but the presence of this motif – as well as general style, subject matter and impasto technique – strengthens the case for it being by Annie.