Notes on Susan Isabel Dacre

  • In 1896 Susan exhibited ‘a small, very carefully executed Madonna,’ at the New Gallery, London.
  • Meighem
    E. Van Mieghem – Spanish Woman
    In 1904 Susan exhibited at the John Baillie Gallery, London, a popular exhibition space in the early 1900s, alongside Francis Dodd and Belgian artist Eugeen Van Mieghem.

Meighem specialised in sketchy, often pastel works, and exhibited alongside some of the major Impressionists and Post-Impressionists during his lifetime. Often painting port life scenes having grown up in such environments, in style he falls somewhere between Van Gogh, Lautrec and Degas, although without quite the skill or creativity.

  • There is a portrait of Susan by Francis Dodd at Manchester Art Gallery, titled ‘Signora Lotto,‘ dated 1906 when the subject would have been in her early sixties.


Image source: Manchester Art Gallery.

Thanks to Grant Waters for a communication elaborating on the history – a 1948 sale – of Annie’s The Soul’s Journey prior to its donation to Glasgow Museum in 1952.

Jonathan Russell

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