Isabel and Annie met at Manchester school of art and became life-long friends, sometimes living, travelling and working together in both Britain and on the continent. The painting stayed in Isabel’s possession until she gave it to Manchester Art Gallery in 1932, the year before her (and Annie’s) death.
- Media: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 519 x 703 mm (0.36 m²).
- History: signed and dated 1880; exhibited Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, Royal Institution, 24 Feb 1880 (Manchester Courier, 25 Feb 1880, p6); in possession of the sitter until given to Manchester Art Gallery 1932; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery ‘Painting Light and Hope’ exhibition, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019; Tate Britain, November 2022, “Spotlights: Annie Swynnerton” exhibition.
- Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
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