Photos: Jonathan Russell.
Annie “was invited to paint the portrait on the recommendation of the sitter’s daughters, Meta and Julia. It was her most important commission to date. Meta and Julia also helped her establish her artistic career in London. They introduced her to artists John Everett Millais and Edward Burne-Jones.” (From notice by picture in Manchester Art Gallery, ‘Painting Light and Hope’ retrospective of Annies works, 26 Feb 2018 – 6 Jan 2019.)
- Medium: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 711 x 866 mm (0.62 m²), assumed unframed size.
- History: has ALR monogram and is dated 1879; bequeathed [to Manchester Art Gallery] by Mrs M. E. Gaskell, 1914.
- Location: Manchester Art Gallery.