Page created for ‘Armored Angel with Boy’

A PAGE WITH DETAILS has been created for the 'winged soldier comforting a boy' painting from The El Helou Collection Christie's auction, 1999. I've decided on the title Armoured Angel with Boy as more descriptive of the image. The boy appears to be garlanded, which suggest some nymph-like figure, although this would be a bit …

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Blue Seascape auctioned today / Thoughts on attribution

Annie's Blue Seascape was sold by auction today at Mallams, Oxford. Image: Mallams. The total number of paintings by or attributed to Annie for which I have located images is now one-hundred-and-twenty-seven, although eleven of these are tiny black-and-white images blown up from photographs of the 1923 exhibition (plus two which are visibile through a …

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New painting by Annie, ‘Blue Seascape,’ at auction in Oxford.

A previously unrecorded painting by Annie is for sale by auction at Mallams, Oxford, 26 May, titled 'Blue Seascape.' That Annie had painted seascapes is known from the posthumous studio sale catalogue of 1934, lot 101, "STUDIES OF FOLIAGE, SEASCAPES, ETC," but this is the only example known. Image: Mallams. A label on the back …

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Sotheby’s 1981 sale of ‘Joan of Arc.’

Obtained a copy of the 1981 Sotheby's catalogue which includes Annie's 'Joan of Arc.' A beautiful, fully illustrated catalogue, all in colour. A few favourites are reproduced below. There is no additional information on Annie's work - I was hoping for information on provenance, but there is nothing other than the painting's size, that the …

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A ‘compliments’ note from Annie on Ebay.

AN ITEM has appeared on Ebay, a note signed by Annie, dated 13 Oct 1913 ("13. X. 13."), with the words "with Mrs. Swynnerton's compliments" on the back, all written on a small piece of notepaper with some very attractive Arts and Crafts-style decoration around the edge. No provenance given. Not quite sure I'd want …

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New work by Annie, ‘Portrait of a woman holding a dove,’ sold at auction.

A previously unknown work by Annie, Portrait of a woman holding a dove, sold today at John Nicholson's, Surrey. It is signed Annie L. Robinson / 187..., the exact year is difficult to read from the auction site images, but may be 1873. It is, therefore a very early work, painted around the time as …

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Another diversion … Mable Alvarez (1891-1985).

All rather quiet on the Swynnerton front, though occasional works by Annie or others in her circle will hopefully start turning up again in the spring. So, for now, another artist whose work I happen to like, Mable Alvarez. Mable Alvarez was born in 1891 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, her family resettling in …

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