Elizabeth Williamson at Wemmergill
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 Swynnerton was associated.
‘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).