EXHIBITIONS – The exhibited works of Annie Louisa Swynnerton, Susan Isabel Dacre and Joseph William Swynnerton, 1873-1940.

Annie’s paintings have been the subject of special exhibitions on three occasions:

  • 1923 – Paintings by Mrs. Swynnerton, A.R.A. Manchester Art Gallery.
  • 1924 – Portraits by Mrs. Swynnerton. Manchester Art Gallery.
  • 2018 – Annie Swynnerton: Painting Light and Hope. Manchester Art Gallery.

There was also a Paintings by Mancini, McEvoy, A. L. Swynnerton, held at the Alpine Club premises, London, in 1956.

Click HERE for information on these exhibitions, and HERE for where Annie’s paintings can be seen today.


ANNOTED LIST OF WORKS EXHIBITED 1956-1934

Included are works by Annie, her husband Joseph Swynnerton (red), and friend Susan Isabel Dacre (blue). Links to sources and images are underlined.

In some cases it is uncertain whether the image known today by a certain title is correctly identified. For example, there are two portraits of Elizabeth Williamson and a working sketch known, and in some cases it is uncertain whether the listed work refers one of these or even some other unknown work.

  •  1873.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Joseph – CAIN: “I KNOW NOT – AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER?”
  • 1875.
    • Yorkshire Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures.
      • Susan – AN ITALIAN GIRL. Painting. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 25 Sep 1875.
    • The Liverpool Autumn Exhibition of Pictures.
      • Susan – A GOOD SUBJECT FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD. Prescot Reporter and St. Helens General Advertiser, 4 Dec 1875.
    • Royal Academy.
      • Joseph – Bust of Mrs. Duncan Matheson. 2, Via Montabells, Rome.
  • 1876.
    • Royal Academy, 108th exhibition.
      • Susan – LA BALLERINA. Susan’s address given as “Ducie-arms Hotel, Strangeways, Manchester.” Her name is given as “S. J. Dacre”. The ‘J’ is assumed to be a typographical error. (RA catalogue.)
  • 1877.
    • Royal Academy, 109th exhibition.
      • Susan – GIOVANNINA. Susan’s address given as “11, Barton-house, Dean’s-gate, Manchester.” (RA catalogue.)
  •  1878.
    • Royal Manchester Institution.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF MRS. EASON WILKINSON. Presumed to be Louisa Eason Wilkinson, mother of Fanny Rollo Wilkinson (see notes in The Dreamer and The Olive Gatherers), an honorary secretary of the Society of Arts and who lived in Greenhays, Manchester.
      • Susan – A portrait.
  • 1879.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF A LADY. Miss A. L. Robinson, 5 Denmark Road, Greenheys, Manchester.
  • 1880.
    • Manchester Society of Women Painters – First Exhibition. “… in the studio of the president, Miss S. Isabel Dacre.”
      • Annie – No information other than 33 exhibits by ‘S. Isabel Dacre’ and ‘A. L. Robinson.’
      • Susan – No information other than 33 exhibits by ‘S. Isabel Dacre’ and ‘A. L. Robinson.’
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • Royal Manchester Institution.
      • Susan – PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY. Drawing.
  •  1881.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
  • 1882.
    • Manchester Society of Women Painters – Second Exhibition. Old Town Hall, King Street, January 1882.
      • Annie – A METAPHORE OF SPRING AND YOUTH AND MORNING, A VISION OF INCARNATE APRIL. £105 0s 0d. Assumed to be the work referred to as ‘Spring’ in Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 19 Jan 1992, p8.
      • Annie – FLORANTINE MOTHER AND CHILD. £73 10s 0d.
      • Annie – IL FRATE. £63 0s 0d.
      • Annie – PROSPERINE.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF MAY, DAUGHTER OF H. WORSLEY, ESQ.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF THE MARQUIS OF TAVISTOCK.
      • Annie – SANTA CROCE, FLORENCE. £20 0s 0d.
      • Annie – ON THE ARNO, FLORENCE.
      • Annie – IN THE STUDIO.
      • Annie – INTERIOR – SAN MINIATO, FLORENCE.
      • Annie – PULPIT – SAN MINIATO, FLORENCE.
      • Annie – MOTHER AND CHILD. £15 15s 0d.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF A LADY.
      • Annie – FIELD OF WILD ANEMONES.
      • Annie – MOTHER AND CHILD. £10 10s 0d.
      • Annie INTERIOR – SAN MINIATO, FLORENCE. £10 10s 0d.
      • Annie – PIAZZA – SANTA CROCE, FLORENCE. £10 10s 0d.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT.
      • Susan – THE BORGHESE GARDENS. (The Englishwoman’s Review.)
      • Susan – COURTYARD, ROME. (.)
      • Susan – THE FOUNTAIN. (.)
      • Susan – IL FRATRE. (.)
      • Susan – FLORENTINE MOTHER AND CHILD. ( .)
      • Susan – “some excellent portraits .” (.)
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Annie’s address given as 5 Langham Chambers, All Souls’ Place, W.
      • Annie – SPRING.
      • Annie – THE VISIT. This may be the work called Little Visitors in The Graphic Christmas Edition, 1883.
    • Royal Scottish Academy.
      • Annie – IL FRATE. [Italian: The Friar.]
  • 1883.
    • Manchester Society of Women Painters – Third Exhibition. Last exhibition.
      • Annie – No details.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – FRA SILVESTRO, FLORENCE. 5 Langham Chambers, All Souls’ Place, W.
      • Susan – SUSAN. 5, Langham-chambers, All Soul’s-place, W.
      • Joseph.
        • FIRST STEPS – group, marble. 26, Gordon Square.
      • MISCHIEF – bust, marble. 26, Gordon Square.
  • 1884.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – DANAË. Annie’s address given as 5 Langham Chambers, All Souls’ Place, London W.
      • Susan – BERTHA. No address given.
  • 1885.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Susan – PASSION FLOWER. Susan’s address given as “10, South King-st., Manchester.”
  •  1886.
  • 1887.
    • Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Old Trafford, Manchester, 3 May – 15 Sep.
      • Susan – PASSION FLOWER. [Lent by] The artist.
    • Manchester Academy Annual Exhibition.
      • Susan – THE SWANS – ‘a good study of children’.
    • Society of Women Artists. Annie’s address given as The Avenue, 76 Fulham Road, London SW.
      • Annie – RED ROSE IN WHITE ROSE GARDENS. Portraits.
      • Annie – DANAE. 100 guineas.
    • Grosvenor Gallery Intercolonial Exhibition, Public Library, Melbourne, Australia, 27 Oct. Annie’s address given as 76 Fulham Road, London, S.W.
  • 1888.
    • Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 24 Feb 1888.
      • Susan – THE WOOD NYMPH (pastel), £21.
    • Manchester Society of Women Painters – Fifth Exhibition, the studio, 10, South King-street, Manchester, 24 April. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 25 Apr 1888. Annie’s address given as Annie L. Swynnerton, The Avenue, Fulham Road, London SW.
      • Annie – A PORTRAIT OF A LADY.
      • Annie – A PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL.
      • Susan – SINGING CHILDREN (and two or three other works, all portraits).
    • New Gallery, May 1888.
      • Annie – BACCHANTE. Catalogue.
      • Annie – MISS MARY GILBERT. Catalogue.
      • Annie – PARCÆ. Catalogue.
      • Joseph – BUST OF PIERRE BAUME. Catalogue.
      • Joseph – LOVE’S CHALICE (DESIGN FOR A FOUNTAIN). The Times, 9 May 1888, p10; Catalogue.
    • Society of Women Artists.
      • Annie – ON LAKE ALBANO. 12 guineas.
      • Annie – HARMONY: PINK AND GOLD.
  • 1889.
    • New Gallery. Catalogue; Birmingham Daily Post, 18 May 1889.
      • Annie – THE STORY OF A PRINCESS.
      • Annie – MISS LOUISA WILKINSON.
      • Annie – DOROTHY AND GWENDOLYN.
      • Joseph – LEAR AND CORDELIA.
      • Susan – SINGING CHILDREN. Aberdeen Free Press, 1 May 1889, p4; Catalogue.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Susan – “A MAIDEN NEVER BOLD OF SPIRIT, SO STILL AN QUIET.” Susan’s address given as “10, South King-st., Manchester.”
  • 1890.
    • New Gallery.
      • Annie – TWO SONS OF W. HERRINGHAM, ESQ., M.D. Catalogue.
      • Joseph – BUST OF J. CORBETT, ESQ., M.P. Catalogue.
      • Joseph – BUST OF J. VERDIN, ESQ. Catalogue.
  • 1891.
    • New Gallery.
    • Society of Women Artists. 18 Queen Anne’s Grove, Bedford Park, London W.
  • 1892.
    • New Gallery. Catalogue.
      • Annie – AT THE FOUNTAIN – EARLY MORNING, CARRARA. Catalogue.
      • Annie – MATER TRIUMPHALIS. Catalogue.
      • Annie – MID-SUMMER. The Times, 23 Apr 1892; Catalogue.
      • Annie – AGATHONIKE, DAUGHTER OF W. CRAIES, ESQ. Illustrated London News, 21 May 1892; catalogue.
      • Joseph – SPRING. Catalogue.
  • 1893.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Susan – THE MOTHER. Susan’s address given as “10, South King-st., Manchester.”
    • Society of Women Artists. Beaumont Lodge, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London W.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF A BOY.
  • 1894.
    • Club-rooms at the Grand Hotel, Manchester, 9 Apr.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Susan – SCHOOL-TIME. Susan’s address given as “10, South King-st., Manchester.”
    • New Gallery.
      • Joseph – LOVE’S CHALICE (a fountain). The Times, 28 Apr 1894, p10.
    • Society of Women Artists. Beaumont Lodge, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London W.
      • Annie – MISS LOUISA WILKINSON.
  • 1895.
    • The Manchester AcademyManchester Evening News, 19 Jan 1895, p3.
      • Susan – Exhibited (Annie not mentioned in newspaper article). Details unknown.
    • Society of Women Artists. Beaumont Lodge, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London W.
  • 1896.
    • New Gallery.
      • Annie – HEBE.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Joseph – GROUP – representing upper portion of a fountain.
  • 1897.
    • Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. Manchester Evening News, 23 Jan 1897, p3.
      • Susan – Exhibited one or more figurative works.
    • Earl’s Court – Victorian Era Exhibition. The Times, 24 May 1897, p5.  
      • Annie – Annie exhibited, but no details.
    • New Gallery. The Times, 10 May 1897, p3.
      • Annie – ‘A fancy portrait.’
      • Annie – ‘A little landscape.’
    • Society of Women Artists. 2, The Studios, Clairville Grove, Gloucester Road, London SW.
      • Annie – HEBE. £100.
  • 1898.
    • Manchester Academy.
      • Susan – “two children on an oak settee.”
    • 10 South King Street. Manchester Courier and General Advertiser, 18 Nov 1898, p1.
      • Susan – ‘Exhibition of pictures by S. Isabel Dacre, M. F. Monkhouse and F. Sugars.’
  • 1899.
    • New Gallery.
    • Society of Women Artists.
      • Annie – ST MARTIN’S SUMMER. £300. Annie’s address given as 2, The Studios, Clairville Grove, Gloucester Road, London SW.
  • 1900.
    • New Gallery.
      • Annie – “Head of an old woman, very subdued in colour, to which she gives a somewhat fantastic name.” The Times, 23 Apr 1900, p8.
    • Woman’s Exhibition, Earl’s-court. The Times, 10 Jul 1900; catalogue, Annies’s address given as 14 Douro Place, Victoria Road, London, Susan’s as 112 Upper Brook Street, Manchester.
      • Annie – APPLE BLOSSOMS.
      • Annie – HEBE.
      • Annie – SKETCH.
      • Annie – APRIL LADY.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF MISS ATKINSON. The Times, 10 Jul 1900.
      • Annie – LAKE ALBANO.
      • Annie – SUNSET, CASTLE GANDOLPHO.
      • Annie – MOONLIGHT.
      • Annie – MATER TRIUMPHALIS.
      • Annie – ROME FROM THE PALATINE.
      • Annie – OLIVE GATHERERS, SIENA.
      • Annie – THRO’ THE ORCHARD.
      • Annie – EARTH’S AWAKENING.
      • Annie – DANAE.
      • Annie – A DREAM OF ITALY.
      • Annie – SIENA.
      • Annie – BACCHANTE.
      • Annie – ST. MARTIN’S SUMMER.
      • Susan – CHILDREN OF J. HOYLE, ESQ.
      • Susan – COLONEL MELLOR.
      • Susan – MARY, DAUGHTER OF WM. BURTON, ESQ.
      • Susan – MRS. WHITELEGGE.
      • Susan – PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN.
      • Susan – THOMAS PARKER, ESQ.
  • 1901.
    • Messrs. Grundy and Smith’s, Exchange Street, Manchester. Manchester Courier and General Advertiser, 5 Dec 1901, p6: “Miss S. Isabel Dacre has on view a good selection of her Spanish landscapes. Most of the paintings are of beautiful scenery in the hilly town of Ronda [southern Spain, 40 miles west of Malaga] and its vacinity.”
      • Susan – RONDA WITH THE CROSS OF ST. GEORGE.
      • Susan – RONDA AT DAWN.
      • Susan – THE TAGO AT RONDA.
      • Susan – THE COURIENTO DE SAN FRANCISCO.
      • Susan – Eleven other paintings.
  • 1902.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – SUMMER MUSIC. 27 Clareville Grove.
      • Joseph – THE RIGHT REV. WILLIAM GORDON, BISHOP OF LEEDS – bust, marble.
  • 1903.
    • Whitchapel Art Gallery Spring Exhibition.
      • Susan – The Mother.
      • Susan – Little Annie Rooney.
    • New Gallery.
      • Annie – Two pictures. The Times, 25 Apr 1903, p14.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Joseph – THE LATE LORD RUSSELL OF KILLOWEN – bust, marble. To be placed in the Town Hall, Newry.
  • 1904.
    • John Baillie’s Gallery.
      • Pictures and Sketches by Francis Dodd and Isabel Dacre. Pastels by Eugene van Maigheim of Antwerp. (Burlington Magazine).
  • 1905.
    • Sociéte Nationale des Beaux-Arts. 15 Rue Saint Georges, Paris.
      • Annie – MATER TRIUMPHALIS.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Joseph – THE OFFERING.
  • 1906.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • New Gallery. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 21 Apr 1906.
      • Annie – VALLEY OF THE ANIENE. The river valley to the east of Rome.
      • Annie – SUNSHINE.
    • Manchester Art Gallery – Autumn Exhibition. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 20 Sep 1906, p7.
      • Susan – THE RAIN IT RAINETH EVERY DAY.
    • New English Art Club – Thirty-Seventh Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Nov-Dec, 1906. Galleries in Dering Yard. DoME.
      • Annie – NEW-RISEN HOPE.
      • Susan – IN THE HEART OF THE APPENINES.
      • Susan – THE QUIET HOUR.
  • 1907.
    • New English Art Club – Thirty-eighth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. May-June, 1907. Galleries in Dering Yard. DoME.
      • Susan – SPANISH MOUNTAINS.
      • Susan – PORTRAIT.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • New English Art Club – Thirty-ninth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Autumn, 1907. Galleries in Dering Yard.
      • Susan – IN THE HERCINAN MOUNTAINS.
  • 1908.
  • 1909.
    • Royal Academy Winter Exhibition – George McCulloch’s collection of modern painting and sculpture. 4 Jan – 13 Mar.
    • New Gallery.
      • Annie – Annie exhibitied – no further details. The Times, 23 Feb 1909.
      • Annie – ST. MARTIN’S SUMMER. The Times, 26 Jun 1909, p13.
    • New English Art Club – Forty-first Exhibition of Modern Paintings. May 22, 1909. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
      • Annie – PAMELA, LEONORA, VIVIAN, DAUGHTERS OF SIR EDGAR SPEYER, BART. Oil painting. “Mrs Swynnerton … three children on the seashort” (The Times, 22 May 1909).
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
  • 1910.
    • New English Art Club – Forty-fourth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Winter, 1910. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
      • Susan – ITALIAN LANDSCAPE.
      • Susan – THE MISTY OCHILLS.
  • 1911.
    • New English Art Club – Forty-fifth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Summer, 1911. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME. Annie’s address given as 1A, The Avenue, 76 Fulham Road, London SW3 from hereon.
    • New English Art Club – Forty-sixth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Winter, 1911. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT. DoME.
      • Susan – PIAZZA VITTORIO EMANUELE, PERUGIA. DoME.
      • Susan – ITALIAN LANDSCAPE. DoME.
    • Royal Scottish Academy.
  • 1912.
    • Walker’s Gallery – Little Pictures of Italy by Susan Isabel Dacre. Bond-street.
      • Susan – City scenes and hill-landscapes. The Times, 12 Mar 1912.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • New English Art Club – Forth-seventh Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Summer, 1912. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
    • Royal Scottish Academy.
    • Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
      • Annie – OREADS. The Times, 7 Oct 1912.
    • New English Art Club – Forty-eighth Exhibition of Modern Pictures. Winter, 1912. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
      • Susan – FROM A BALCONY AT PERUGIA. Oil painting.
  • 1913.
    • Grafton Galleries. Apr-May.
      • Annie – Exhibition including works by ‘Mrs. A. L. Swynnerton.’ No further details.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – PETER, SON OF SIR JOHN GRANT LAWSON, BT. “Mrs. Swynnerton’s picture of a little boy on a pony” (The Times, 10 May 1913).
  • 1914.
    • New English Art Club – Fifty-first Exhibition of Modern Paintings. Jun-Jul, 2014. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
      • Annie – REFLECTIONS. Oil painting.
      • Annie – THE RIPPLE. Oil painting.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • New English Art Club – Fifty-second Exhibition of Modern Paintings. Winter, 1914. Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W., London. DoME.
      • Susan – SPOLETO FROM THE CAPPUCINI. Oil painting. Spoleto is a city in central Italy, 60 miles north of Rome.
      • Susan – SUNSET AT SPOLETO. Oil painting.
  • 1915.
  • 1916.
  • 1917.
    • New English Art Club – Winter Exhibition.
      • Annie – SKETCH OF A BOY’S HEAD.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL.
      • Annie – THE LANE.
      • Annie – THE VOLSCIANS FROM TUSCULUM.
      • Annie – EVENING, CARRIKEY BAY. Carrikey Bay is adjacent to Port St. Mary, Isle of Man.
  • 1919.
  • 1920.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – MERCY GREVILLE: EARLY MORNING, EASTON LODGE.
  • 1921.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – ISABEL, DAUGHTER OF COL. A. SCOTT-ELLIOT.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT GROUP: CHARLETON, FIFE.
  • 1922.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – THE FAUN.
    • Royal Scottish Academy.
      • Annie – PORTRAIT GROUP: CHARLETON, FIFE. Lent by Col. C. Anstruther of Charleton, Colinsburgh, Fife.
  • 1923.
  • 1924.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – NEW-RISEN HOPE.
      • Annie – SIBYL GUARDING THE SECRET OF THE TOMB.
  • 1925.
  • 1926.
    • Manchester Art Gallery. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 13 Feb 1926, p14: “[Dacre] is herself  the subject of a fine portrait by … Francis Dodd. Miss Dacre was his first tutor;”
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
    • Manchester Art Gallery – Work by Manchester Artists.
  •  1927.
  • 1928.
    • Barbizon House. 9, Henrietta-street, Cavendish-square.
      • Annie – MYFANWY CRANE. The Times, 9 Feb 1928.
    • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
      • Annie – THE PASSING OF RAIN.
      • Annie – THE VOLSCIANS FROM TUSCULUM. The Volscians are the range of mountains south-east of Rome.
      • Annie – A DRYAD.
      • Annie – A GARDEN OF OLIVES.
    • Public Art Galleries, Brighton.
  • 1929.
  • 1930.
  • 1931.
  • 1932.
  • 1933.
  • 1934.
  • 1940.
    • National Gallery – Exhibition of British Paintings.
      • Annie – THE STRIPED PINAFORE.

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