SINGING CHILDREN, by Susan Isabel Dacre.




SID 1888
SID monogram – enhanced

Images: Tennants.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimentions: 1075 x 645 mm (0.69 m²).
  • History: monogrammed and dated 1888; exhibited New Gallery, 121 Regent Street, Summer Exhibition, 1889, “Singing Children” (assumed to be this painting); auctioned Tennants, Leyburn, N Yorks, 16 Nov 2019, “In restored and re-lined condition. Cleaned and re-varnished. There are two notable patches of over-painting/strengthening to the brow, cheek and neck of the young girl standing in profile to the left hand side and the tip of the chin of the girl standing next to her. There is an asymmetrical shaped area of essentially vertically and linear area of re-touching/over-painting (approx 10-12 cm in length) at the central figure’s right hand shoulder with a dense patch of over painting above the book that she is holding (approx 2 cm by 6 cm at its widest point). A patch of strengthening also to her left hand cheek. There are general and relatively significant areas of re-painting within the red of the young girl’s dress holding the book, partially to conceal very widely spaced craquelure. General strengthening to the far right hand side boys hand. It is possible that some areas of re-painting may not be detectable“, sold.
  • Location: unknown.