Note: of all of Annie’s works in public collections, this is the only one with no online image.
Image: none available.
Truth, 26 Apr 1900: “[At the New Gallery] “Thou Unrelenting Past” (No. 37) Mrs. A. L. Swynnerton gives another of those morbidly elaborate studies of old age which are now only too frequently seen in our picture shows.“
From American Art News, vol. 17, no. 21 (1 March 1919): “a portrait study of an old peasant woman by Annia Swynnerton, the technique delightful, the color warm and rich and the human appeal irresistible.”
In The Evening News, 24 October 1933, the title is given as “The Unrelenting Path.”
- Media: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 615 x 742 mm (0.46 m²).
- History: 1900; purchased by the National Gallery of Canada, 1913; Jan-Feb 1919, on loan to The Art Museum of Toronto, Grange Park, “Contemporary British Painter widely known and acknowledged as on of the most individual and interesting artists of the present day.”
- Location: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.