WHERE SHATTERED MOUNTAINS LIE and THE SOUL’S JOURNEY

The paintings are listed together because they both depict the same mountain range and the general treatment appears similar.


WHERE SHATTERED MOUNTAINS LIE

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Sometimes misnamed ‘Where Sheltered Mountains Lie,’ but ‘shattered’ is the word used in the 1934 studio sale catalogue, so believed to be correct.


THE SOUL’S JOURNEY

Copyright Glasgow Museums / Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation


The mountains in the two paintings form a continuum, suggesting that they were painted during the same period, perhaps the early 1920s, in spite of The Soul’s Journey being signed and dated 1930. It is known that Annie would work on pictures over extended periods, meaning years could elapse between original composition and final working.

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Combining the images suggests that the figure in The Soul’s Journey could originally have been more central and the canvas to have been truncated, or that Where Shattered Mountains Lie may similarly have once been a larger work.


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