PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON and EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

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Image: www.tate.org.uk.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 320 x 360 mm (0.12 m²).
  • History: dated 1906; sold by auction Mallham’s, Oxford, 21 Aug 2008, £400, “ANNIE LOUISE SWYNNERTON … Portrait of a young girl with blonde hair wearing a polo neck jumper, signed and dated ‘Annie L Swynnerton 1906’ bas gauche, oil on canvas, 13 1/4″ x 11 3/4”; owned by art historian and expert on Annie Swynnerton, Susan Thomson; ‘Presented [to the Tate] by Chris Thomson, in memory of Susan Thomson, 2013.
  • Location: Tate, with a detailed essay on the web page.

EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

Swynnerton, Annie Louisa, 1844-1933; Miss Elizabeth Williamson on a Pony

Image: www.tate.org.uk.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimentions: 1312 x 1682 mm (2.32 m²).
  • History: dated 1906-7; also known as ‘Miss Elizabeth Williamson on a pony’ and (Academy Notes for 1907) ‘Elizabeth Williamson at Wemmergill.’ Elizabeth was the of Mrs. Charles Hunter, part of the friends of Mrs Hunter’s Hill House circle; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery 1923; Royal Academy of Arts 1934;  “presented [to the Tate] by F. Howard 1939.”
  • Location: Tate.

‘Elizabeth Williamson was the great-grandson of Mrs. Charles Hunter, owner of the Villa Barbaro in Venice, friend of Henry James and Edith Wharton. Mrs. Hunter was a collector and philanthropist of the arts, and an intimate friend of Sargent who painted her. It was Sargent who introduced Ms. Hunter to Mancini, and she commissioned him the portrait of his nephew Elisabetta. Elizabeth’s mother, Phyllis, was painted by Sargent in 1902. The painting is now kept at Tate’ (www.deartibus.it).

Elizabeth Williamson was also painted by Italian Artist Antonio Mancini in 1908. Mancini was a very gifted portrait artist and part of the ‘Hill House’ circle, with which Annie was also associated.

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Image: www.deartibus.it.


 

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