Image: www.tate.org.uk.

Elizabeth Williamson.

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

Image: www.tate.org.uk.

Elizabeth Williamson at Wemmergill.

  • 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,’ but the Academy Notes for 1907 use the title ‘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 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).


Image: www.deartibus.it.


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