Photo: J. Russell.
The date of this painting is unknown, with suggestions ranging from 1870 (Manchester Art Gallery) to 1920 (Royal Academy). On styalistic grounds alone, I would narrow this down to 1875-1890, with a personal feeling that it is 1880-1885 because of the finess of the portraiture and use of the ‘ALR’ monogram – Annie became ‘ALS’ when she married Joseph Swynnerton in 1888.
LOCATION: ROYAL ACADEMY. CURRENTLY (ON LOAN TO MANCHESTER ART GALLERY.
Photos: J. Russell.