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Annie’s paintings – portraits, landscapes and symbolist works – have been the subject of special exibitions twice, once in 1923 when she was 79 and in 2018-9, the ‘Painting Light and Hope‘ retrospective held 84 years after her death. There was also a ‘Portraits by Mrs Swynnerton‘ exhibition in 1924. All were held at Manchester Art Gallery.




Images: from display at Manchester Art Gallery.

Pictures identifiable are Capri, Cupid and Psyche, David and Jonathan Fenwick, Elizabeth Williamson at Wemmergill, Lady by flowering ivy, Mater Triumphalis, Mrs A. Scott-Elliot and Children, New Risen Hope (Tate version), Oceanid, Oreads, The Soul’s Journey: The Soul’s Awakening, The Southing of the Sun.

2018-2019 EXHIBITION.

This exhibition ran from 26 February 2018 to 6 January 2019 with 28 paintings on continuous display, several of them on loan from private collections.



The works on continuous display, in clockwise order around the exhibition space, were:

  1. Italian Mother and Child.
  2. Jebsa (Roma Lady).
  3. Susan Isabel Dacre.
  4. The Reverend William Gaskell.
  5. The Tryst.
  6. The Letter.
  7. The Town of Siena.
  8. Through the Orchard.
  9. The Dreamer.
  10. The Convalescent.
  11. Cupid and Psyche.
  12. Oreads.
  13. Oceanid.
  14. Illusions.
  15. The Sense of Sight.
  16. New-risen Hope (Tate).
  17. The Debutante.
  18. The Young Gardeners (Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham).
  19. Count Zouboff.
  20. Margaret and Chrystian Guthrie.
  21. Mrs A. Scott-Elliot and Children.
  22. The Southing of the Sun.
  23. The Barren Fig.
  24. Capri.
  25. An Italian Landscape.
  26. The Olive Gatherers.
  27. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
  28. Montagna Mia.

There was in addition a pencil drawing, Head of a young man, in a cabinet. and The Vagrant was temporarily on display during the earlier part of the exhibition.

Two pieces by Susan Isable Dacre were also included, A View in Venice and Lydia Becker. A further work by Dacre, Two Italian Mothers, is on permanent display in another room in the gallery.

Gwenny Griffith’s portrait of Annie was also displayed.