In the exhibition catalogue of the posthumous exhibition of works collected by George McCulloch (1848-1907) and his wife Mary Agnes Mayger (1857-1945), a work by Annie is listed:
THOUGHTS … Half figure of an old woman, seated facing the spectator, leaning on a balustrade. Signed and dated, “Annie. L. Swynnerton, Roma, 1900.” Canvas, 28 by 22½ in.
The bulk of the collection was sold by auction in 1913, including this work, the dimensions being given as 22½ X 27½ inches in the auction catalogue.
In a photograph of Mary McCulloch at home, a painting of the correct proportions and possible composition can be seen in the background. However, the McCulloch’s had a very large collection, so the identification is very uncertain.
- Media: “oil painting” (1900 catalogue description).
- dimensions: 570 x 700 mm (0.40 m²).
- History: “Signed and dated, “Annie L. Swynnerton, Roma, 1900.”” (1900 catalogue).
- Location: McCulloch Collection; exhibited Royal Academy, 1909; auctioned Christie’s, 1913, sold to a Mr Jackson.