The Letter (before 1889).

The Letter.jpg

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.


The Letter - face

The Letter - letter and window

The Letter - bag

Photos: J. Russell.


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