Two works by Frederick Swynnerton, Annie’s brother-in-law, for sale.

At Mallams, Cheltenham, two works by Annie's brother-in-law, Frederick Swynnerton, lots 92 and 93, are to be auctioned on 13 August. Frederick was one of five brothers, the others all being artists or artisans and including the sculptur Joseph, husband of Annie. A search of the web and auction sites brings up only a handful …

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New ‘Oleander’ image / sketch for the ‘Equestrian Portrait of Elizabeth Williamson’ sold / Griselda Pollock on R4

AN IMPROVED IMAGE for Annie's Oleander has been uploaded, scanned directly from the 2002 Sotheby's auction catalogue. Known only from two auction records in 1999 and 2002. A particulary fine work which hints at how many other otherwise unknown works must be 'out there.' This is dated 1883, completed several years before her 'symbolist' period …

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“Thro’ the Orchard” was exhibited in Australia.

Thanks to a comment kindly submitted by Lara Nicholls (Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra), have learned that Thro' the Orchard was exhibited in Melbourne Public Library as part of The Grosvenor Gallery Intercolonial Exhibition in 1887. The catalogue title of this painting varies from source to source, Thro' the …

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Joan of Arc / Dacre exhibition / racehorse / improved images / pony / ‘The Lady in White’ identified?

CAME ACROSS a photo in The Times, 25 Nov 1922, showing Annie standing by Joan of Arc, but the image has differences to the version known today, most noticeably the arched corners of the picture. It is either another version or Annie reworked parts of the canvas after the photo was taken. The Southing of …

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