ANNIE AND JOSEPH AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

This is a list of all the paintings by Annie and sculptures by her husband, Joseph, exhibited at the Royal Academy annual exhibitions, as given in the Royal Academy catalogues.

Annie is listed as Miss Robinson upto 1886, is then unrepresented for sixteen years, but returns as Mrs Swynnerton from 1902. She had at least fifty-four or more works exhibited during her lifetime – it is unclear whether the same picture was exhibited more than once at times but under a different title.

Links have been given to known works, but it is not absolutely certain these are correct identifications. Annie produced more than one version of some works, as well as detailed preparatory sketches, so it could have been these on display or other pieces entirely.


ANNIE’S EXHIBITS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY, with name and address as given in exhibition catalogues.

Miss A. L. Robinson. 5 Denmark Road, Greenheys, Manchester.

77 Park Street, Greenheys, Manchester.

5 Langham Chambers, All Souls’ Place, W.

  • 1882.
    • Spring.
    • The visit. This may be the work called Little Visitors in The Graphic Christmas Edition, 1883.
  • 1883.
    • Fra Silvestro, Florence. Both Annie and Joseph had exhibits in this year.
  • 1884.
    • Danaë.
  • 1886. Still referred to as ‘Miss A. L. Robinson,’ although some sources state she was married by this time. Grey (2009), The Dictionary of British Women Artists, says she was married in 1886. Annie signed her paintings ‘Robinson’ until at least 1887 (The Dreamer). Her first recorded use of ‘Swynnerton’ was in 1889 (Portrait of Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham).
    • Mezzo-giorno [Italian: ‘mid-day’].

Miss A. L. Swynnerton. 27 Clareville-grove, Gloucester-road, S.W. Erroneously referred to ‘Miss’ Swynnerton, a typographical error for ‘Mrs.’

  • 1902.
    • Summer music. Both Annie and Joseph had exhibits in this year.

Mrs A. L. Swynnerton. 1A The Avenue, 76 Fulham road, S.W.


JOSEPH’S EXHIBITS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY, with name and address as given in exhibition catalogues.

Rome.

  •  1873.
    • Cain: “I know not – am I my brother’s keeper?”

2 Via Montebello, Rome.

  • 1883. Both Annie and Joseph had exhibits in this year.
    • First steps – group, marble.
    • Mischief – bust, marble.

15 Douro Place, Kensington, W.

  • 1896.
    • Group – representing upper portion of a fountain.

27 Clareville Grove, Gloucester Road, S.W.

  • 1902. Both Annie and Joseph had exhibits in this year.
    • The Right Rev. William Gordon, Bishop of Leeds – bust, marble.
  • 1903.
    • The late Lord Russell of Killowen – bust, marble. To be placed in the Town Hall, Newry.
  • 1905.
    • The offering.