‘The Lady in White’ is NOT Louisa Wilkinson / Founding of the ‘Society of Women Painters.’

IN A PREVIOUS POST (now deleted to avoid misinformation) I had identified the subject of The Lady in White, a painting known from auction sales, as possibly being Louisa Letita Wilkinson, wife of physician Matthew Wilkinson - my evidence being (1) she had lived near to Annie's address in Manchester at the time, (2) details …

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Dacre’s ‘Portrait of Lydia Becker’ dated to 1885 / Biographical snippets

SUSAN DACRE'S Portrait of Lydia Becker, previously dated c.1885-c.1890, can arguably be dated to 1885, having being exhibited at the Manchester Academy in February 1886 (The Manchester Weekly Times, 27 Feb 1886). Presumably this was the first showing after completion date for what is a very fine work. Oil paints, especially dark colours, takes weeks …

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New Susan Isabel Dacre work – ‘Landscape with trees and stone wall’

A previously unrecorded work by Annie's friend, Susan Isabel Dacre, was sold today at Wotton Auction Rooms, Gloucestershire. Although rather aged and damaged in places, it is an attractive piece. The above image is computer-enhanced to remove some of this ageing. No date, unfortunately. Perhaps from her 'student' days, 1870s, or from the 1910s, when …

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New image of Annie / “The Glow-worm” artist identified?

ANNIE POSED for the camera in a field near her home on Hayling Island about 1930, and the images have appeared in various sources since. This particular image, previously unseen by myself, appeared on Ebay recently, as a cutting from an unidentified paper. In all the others photos I've seen she is sitting down looking …

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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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