A ‘new’ Susan Isabel Dacre painting and portraits by Francis Dodd.

Received today an email which included photos of a previously unrecorded work by Susan Isabel Dacre, From a Balcony at Perugia and a portrait of Isabel by her long-time friend Francis Dodd. My sincere thanks to the correspondent for sharing these and also for pointing out an image at ArtUK of a painting by Dodd …

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Armour in Joan of Arc identified / Mountains image

Had an email from Dr Nicolas P. Baptiste of the University of Savoy, south-east France, enquiring whether I had any other information on Annie's Joan of Arc - no, unfortunately, it has remained untraced since being offered for auction in 2007 and everything I know is on the web page - but he identifies the …

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Tate exhibition / View Along a Garden Path at auction.

VISITED the 'Spotlights: Annie Swynnerton' exhibition at the Tate Britain, London. It was especially pleasing to see the two Elizabeth Williamson works side by side. As is often the case, the works have more life to them in reality than is ever apparent on a computer screen or as a print. Equestrian Portrait of Elizabeth …

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Annie’s London studio / Dictionary of National Biography entry.

ANNIE'S STUDIO ADDRESS IN LONDON for a long time was given as '1A The Avenue, 76 Fulham Road.' This, I have learned from the Victorian Artists at Home web site (a project of Amory University, Georgia, US), was a purpose-built set of studios with a number of artists using them, including John Singer Sargent and …

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‘Biographical snippets’ complete / The Attic Club / London Society of Women Artists / typographical errors

The 'Biographical Snippets' section is now complete, including details of Annie's 1922 election to the Royal Academy and 1933 obituary notices. Nice to have a number of direct quotes by Annie - her own words - as well a number of contemporary photographs. These 'snippets' will always be a work in progress, but if anything …

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1890s & 1900s ‘biographical snippets’ complete / Anna Lea Merritt / Annie exhibited alongside Cezanne, Degas and Lautrec in 1898.

THE 1880s, 1890s AND 1900s 'BIOGRAPHICAL SNIPPETS' sections are complete - various newspaper cuttings and other comments I've come across relating to Annie and her circle while searching for images of her works. Surprisingly little from the 1900s, considering how many of her works can be dated to that decade. Interesting to see that Anna …

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Similarities between The Dreamer, The Convalescent and Manx Maid – the same model?

Alastair Swinnerton commented on a similarity between The Dreamer, The Convalescent and the newly identified Manx Maid, all painted around the same time. The similarity of features between them is indeed apparent, and very possibly the same model. (I did wonder whether this was Isabel, who was 42 at the time, but the face looks …

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