OCEANID.

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The painted is dated to 1908, or ‘before 1908’ in some sources, but is clearly dated ‘1904’ below Annie’s signature.

Photos: Jonathan Russell.

A black-and-white image of the painting from the Cartwright Hall Gallery 1908 catalogue shows there to be a small amount of extra detail at the sides, masked by the current frame. Changes in highlighting and modeling on the torso are also apparent, particularly the region below the right breast, suggesting post-date reworking.

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Oceanids (Greek ωκεανίδες, pronounced ‘o-ke-a-NITH-es’) were nymphs associated primarily with the sea, but also other water sources, clouds, breezes, rivers, springs and flowers.


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  1. Pingback: ‘A Dream of Italy’ dated to 1894 at the latest. – ANNIE LOUISA SWYNNERTON (1844-1933)

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