LIST OF WORKS

This is a list of all the works of Annie Louisa Swynnerton for which images can be found. Sizes are given as the horizontal and vertical dimensions in that order. It is not always clear whether the size give is that of the canvas or the frame. It is assumed to be the unframed size where this is not specified in the source. Where it is specified, the size is followed by ‘unframed’. Note also sizes given in auction catalogues or on retailer web sites are often imprecise. Auction sold prices are the ‘hammer’ price, not including fees or VAT.


  • 1922 PHOTOGRAPH1922-photo-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: very approximately 1.5 x 1.5 m (2.3 m²).
    • History: visible in photograph in The Sphere (newspaper), 9 Dec 1922, otherwise unknown.
    • Location: unknown.
  • 1923 EXHIBITION IMAGES
    • Fifteen otherwise unknown paintings visible in photographs of the 1923 exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. Some images are very poor quality, but may still be matchable to extant works should they be discovered. One ‘lost’ work has been identified by this method – Landscape with figures.1923 all.jpg
  • 1931 PHOTOGRAPH and THE HEAD OF A GIRL
    • 1931 PHOTOGRAPH1931 photograph T
      • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
      • Dimensions: approx. 1.50 x 1.64 m (2.46 m²).
      • History: only known from photo taken in 1931; possibly a work known as ‘Desire’ or ‘An Image of Desire’ (information from Alisdair Swinnerton).
      • Location: unknown.
    • THE HEAD OF A GIRLHead of a Woman T
      • Medium: “Oil on canvas laid on board.”
      • Dimensions: “11×10 inches. Framed: 17×16.25 inches.” 254 x 279 mm (0.07 m²), unframed.
      • History: could have been painted 1931 or earlier (by association with the 1931 photograph); auctioned Christie’s, 9 Feb 1934 (posthumous studio sale), “Provenance: Annie Swynnerton Studio Sale Christie’s, 9th Feb. 1934 / Head of a girl”; early 2010s in stock of held by Abbott and Holder, realised £675. [There were four lots in the posthumous studio sale with this title, plus others which this could have been.]
      • Location: unknown.
  • 1932 PHOTOGRAPH – see PORTRAIT OF A LADY HOLDING A FLOWER.
  • A BOY WITH A SHETLAND PONYa-boy-with-a-shetland-pony-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: approx. 770 x 1360 mm (1.05 m²), unframed.
    • History: signed and dated 1917; exhibited 1923 Manchester; regularly appears as purchasable print on commercial web sites, but otherwise unknown.
    • Location: unknown.
  • A CHILD WITH RED HAIRchild-with-red-hair-T.jpg
    • Medium: oil on canvas laid on board.
    • Dimensions: 330 x 400 mm (0.15 m²).
    • History: auctioned 28 Sep 1994, “Un Putto“; auctioned David Duggalby, 14 Sep 2018, “Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton NEAC (British 1844-1933): Half length Portrait of a Child with Red Hair, oil on canvas laid on board unsigned 40cm x 33cm (unframed) Provenance: by family decent from the collection of Francis Bate (1853-1950) a founder member treasurer and secretary of the New English Art Club ,” realised £1,700.
    • Location: unknown.
  • A DISTANT VIEW OF THE SABINESa-distant-view-of-the-sabines-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas laid down on board.
    • Dimensions: 712 x 601 mm (0.43 m²), unframed.
    • History: 1934 posthumous studio sale catalogue, “Lot 70 … A Distant View of the Sabines … Exhibited Huddersfield”, 692 x 578 mm (0.40 m²); auctioned Rosebery’s, 15 Nov 2018, “inscribed in pencil to the reverse of the board: ‘* * Swynnerton’ and ‘Distant View of the Sabines’, scored stamp inscribed ‘100209 – 5055’ to the reverse of the board,” realised £280, [As sizes within 4% of each other, assumed to be same work as in the posthumous studio sale catalogue.]
    • Location: unknown.
  • A DRYADCopyright Glasgow Museums / Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 292 x 330 mm (0.10 m²), unframed.
    • History: painted c.1927-1928; exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1928 (no. 496); 1940, bequeathed to Glasgow Museums by Mrs A. J. MacLaren, ID number 2186.
    • Location: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.
  • A GIRL WITH A LAMBgirl-with-a-lamb-T.jpg
  • AN INTERIOR OF SAN MINIATOSwynnerton, Annie Louisa, 1844-1933; Interior of San Miniato, Florence
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 304 x 260 mm (0.08 m²).
    • History: signed and dated “Annie L. Robinson / Florence 1881”; bequeathed to Manchester Art Gallery by Mrs Louisa Mary Garrett, 1936.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • AN ITALIAN LANDSCAPEitalian-landscape-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 1191 x 843 mm (1.00 m²).
    • History: painted c. first decade of 1900s (notice by painting in Manchester Art Gallery); bequeathed to Manchester Art Gallery by Dr Jane Walker, CH, LLD, 1939; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • AN OIL SKETCH OF A PONYpony-T
  • ASSISIassisi-t
  • A STUDY OF HANDShands-T.jpg
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 305 x 380 mm (0.12 m²), unframed.
    • History: date unknown, but possibly c. 1908-9 by similarity to Count Zouboff; auctioned Criterion, Islington, 26 Aug 2019, realised £500.
    • Location: private collection.
  • A THIRSTY CHILDa-thirsty-child-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 740 x 1090 mm (0.81 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1876; auctioned Sotheby’s, Billinghurst, 14 May 1991, realised £745.
    • Location: unknown.
  • A WOMAN AMONGST FOLIAGE (attributed)woman-amongst-foliage-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 540 x 514 mm (0.28 m²).
    • History: auctioned Bentley’s, Cranbrook, United Kingdom, 9 Sep 2004, “Lot 40 / Annie Louise Swynnerton attrib. / An Impressionist oil on canvas of a disfigured nude woman floating in a lake surrounded by foliage in shades of green and yellow.”
    • Location: unknown.
  • A YOUNG GIRL IN A PINK DRESSyoung-girl-in-a-pink-dress-T
  • BLOSSOM TIMEblossom-time-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 514 x 610 mm (0.31 m²).
    • History: auctioned Sotheby’s, London, 6 Nov 1991, realised £2,600.
    • Location: unknown.
  • CAPRIcapri-canvas-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 285 x 600 mm (0.17 m²).
    • History: painted c. 1900-1910 (according to notice by painting when on display in Manchester Art Gallery, 2018-9); exhibited Manchester Art Gallery 1923 (visible in exhibition photos); auctioned, Cheffin’s, Cambridge, 25 Mar 2010, £1,000; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: private collection.
  • CHERUBS ABOVE THE SEAcherubs-above-the-sea-t
    • Medium: oil on panel.
    • Dimensions: central panel 419 x 533 mm, side panels 330 x 533 mm each (total painted area 0.58 m²).
    • History: auctioned Mallam’s, Oxford, 8 Jun 2007, “Cherubs above the Sea, a triptych, oils on panel, 21″ x 16 1/2″ (x1) and 21″ x 13″ (x2). Provenance: removed from St. Thomas Church Ardwick Green, Manchester, when the church closed in 1978,” realised £2,800. [St. Thomas Church was consecrated 10 Nov 1741 and decommissioned in 1978, and has since been used for various secular community functions and office space.]
    • Location: unknown.
  • CROSSING THE STREAMcrossing-the-stream-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 740 x 1262 mm (0.93 m²).
    • History: dated 1886; bequeathed by Mrs Louisa Mary Garrett, 1936, to Manchester Art Gallery (artuk.org).
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • CUPID AND PSYCHEcupid-and-psyche-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 910 x 1470 mm (1.34 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1890; exhibited New Gallery 1891; bought by Charles Edward Lees and gifted to Oldham Gallery 1892; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Oldham Art Gallery.
  • ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON PORTRAITS
  • EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF LADY MERCY MARTER (and SKETCH FOR ~)
    • EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF LADY MERCY MARTERlady-mercy-marter-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas.
      • Dimensions: 1.575 x 2.363 m (3.72 m²).
      • History: “signed and dated ‘Annie L. Swynnerton 1920’ (lower right)”; exhibited Manchester 1923, “Paintings by Mrs Swynnerton / no. 40.”; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Sixtieth Autumn Exhibition, 1934; auctioned Christie’s, 8 Nov 1968, “Anonymous sale”; auctioned Christie’s, London, 18 Dec 2012, “PETER LANGAN [restauranteur and patron of the arts]: A LIFE WITH ART”, “Lady Mercy Marter (née Greville) (1904-1968) was the daughter of society beauty and socialist Frances Evelyn Greville, 5th Countess of Warwick. She was formerly wife of Basil Dean and Patrick Gamble and wife of Richard Marter,” realised £8,500. All information from Christie’s web site.
      • Location: unknown.
    • SKETCH FOR EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF LADY MERCY MARTER (drawing)Tate Britain sketch T
      • Medium: ‘drawing’ (medium not specified).
      • Dimensions: ?
      • History: Tate Britain; reproduced in Susan Thomson (2018) The Life and Works of Annie Louisa Swynnerton. Warrington: Manchester Art Press.
      • Location: Tate Britain.
  • FAITH – see JOAN OF ARC
  • FLOWERS IN A MEADOWflowers-in-a-meadow-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 533 x 635 mm (0.53 m²).
    • History: c. 1920 (the study appears related to the background in the Equestrian Portrait of Lady Mercy Marter which is dated 1920); displayed Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, “Famous British Women Artists / Lent by Sir Gerald and Lady Kelly,” 1953; auctioned John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, Surrey, 9 Mar 2016; auctioned (same location), 23 Nov 2016, realised £700.
    • Location: unknown.
  • HEAD OF A BACCHANTE – see THE DREAM OF ITALY
  • ILLUSIONSillusions-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 510 x 608 mm (0.31 m²).
    • History: painted 1902 or earlier; Louisa Mary Garrett bequest to Manchester Art Gallery, 1936; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • ITALIAN MOTHER AND CHILDan-italian-mother-and-child-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 735 x 1258 mm (0.92 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1886; bequeathed to Manchester Art Gallery by Mrs Louisa Mary Garrett, 1936; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • JEBSA (ROMA LADY)jebsa-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 762 x 1020 mm (0.77 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1874; 1937, presented to Priest Park Gallery by B. L. Bisgood Esq.; 2018, for sale at Richard Taylor Fine Art £8,250, provenance “Midlands estate”; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019, on loan from Richard Taylor Fine Art.
    • Location: Richard Taylor Fine Art.
  • JOAN OF ARC (FAITH)faith-t
  • LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURESlandscape-with-figures-thumbnail
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 470 x 735 mm (0.35 m²).
    • History: exhibited 1923, Manchester Art Gallery (visible in exhibition photo); 1995 bought by current owner.
    • Location: private collection.
  • LANDSCAPE WITH TREESlandscape-with-trees-T
  • LITTLE VISITORS (attributed)little-visitors-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: ?
    • History: 1883?; known from a coloured ‘chromolithograph’ print in The Graphic Christmas Edition, 1883, as by “Miss. Annie L. Robinson.”
    • Location: unknown (original painting); print in private collection.
  • MASTER AND MAN (MAN’S BEST FRIEND)master-and-man-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 655 x 905 mm (0.59 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1908; exhibited The New Gallery Summer Exhibition, 1908; auctioned 4 Jul 2006, Bearne’s, Exeter, unsold; 10 Oct 2006, Bonhams, unframed, est. £400-£600, sold for £720 inc. premium.
    • Location: unknown.
  • MATERNITÉ (attributed)maternite-T
    • Medium: oil on panel.
    • Dimensions: 270 x 270 mm (0.073 m²).
    • History: exhibited 1946 Musée National d’Art Moderne, 1971 Louvre, 1981 Musée d’Orsay; auctioned 4 Apr 2010, Drouot, Paris, est. €600-€1,000; 3 Apr 2012, Thierry de Maigret, est. €600-€1,000, sold €450.
    • Location: unknown.
  • MATER TRIUMPHALISTriumphant Mother by Annie Swynnerton, 1892
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 680 x 1670 mm (1.1 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1892; exhibited 1892, New Gallery, “Nude figure in upright posture, with arms thrown over head. Yellowish flesh tints forced by ultramarine background“; 1893, Chicago World’s Fair and Exposition; 1900, Woman’s Exhibition, Earl’s Court, catalogue. Room 2, no. 1444; 1905, Salon de la Société nationale des beaux-arts, Paris; ?-1915, collection of Edmund Davis; 1915-1922, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris; 1922-1946, Louvre; 1923 exhibited Manchester Art Gallery; 1946-1971, Museum of Modern Art, Paris; 1971-1981, Louvre (formally transferred back to the Louvre collection 1977); 1981 onwards, transferred to Musée d’Orsay.
    • Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
  • MONTAGNA MIAmontagna-mia-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 1.83 x 1.12 m (2.1 m²).
    • History: c. 1923 (artuk.org), 1923 (notice by painting, Manchester Art Gallery); Annie Louise Swynnerton bequest to Manchester Art Gallery, 1934; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • NEW-RISEN HOPE
  • NUDE IN LANDSCAPE (attributed)nude-in-landscape-canvas-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 615 x 225 mm (0.14 m²), unframed.
    • History: the painted canvas has been cut from a larger piece and glued to a second canvas, with thin ruled live visible along the edge in places, characteristics also noted in New-risen Hope (Tate); bought at auction (believed Christie’s, possibly early 1980s), the lot having been placed by a descendant of Annie’s extended family) by playright and art dealer George Hulme; on Mr. Hulme’s death (1990s?), purchased by a London antiques dealer and acquaintance of Mr. Hulme, who sold it by auction in 2018 for £438, including fees; the title, ‘Nude in landscape,’ is written in modern marker pen on the back of frame, canvas has been relined; as ‘word of mouth’ provenance only, so has to be ‘attributed.’ (Details from personal communication with dealer.)
    • Location: private collection.
  • OCEANIDoceanid-T
  • OLEANDERoleander-T
    • Medium: oil on panel.
    • Dimensions: 200 x 275 mm (0.06 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1883; auctioned Sotheby’s, London, 2 Dec 2002, est. £6,000-£8,000, sold £7,170 (£9,220 with fees).
    • Location: unknown.
  • ON A TERRACEon-a-terrace-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 680 x 1550 mm (1.05 m²).
    • History: auctioned Sotheby’s, 23 Mar 1987, est. £1,000-£1,500, “Lot number 268 / Illustrated on page 31 of the catalog,” unsold.
    • Location: unknown.
  • ON THE TERRACE – see THE FENWICK PORTRAITS
  • OREADSoreads-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 1778 mm diameter (1.8 m²).
    • History: 1907; exhibited Royal Academy, 1907; bought by and presented to the Tate by John Singer Sargent, 1922; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Tate.
  • PORTRAIT OF A BOY (SURROUNDED BY GOLD)boy-surrounded-by-gold-t
    • Medium: “Oil on panel”, Sotheby’s: “Oil, gold leaf/panel”, David Rago.
    • Dimensions: 235 x 480 mm (0.11 m²), Sotheby’s; 270 x 430 mm (0.12 m²), Rago Arts (unframed); average 253 x 455 mm (0.12 m²).
    • History: Sotheby’s, New York, 11 Dec 2003, “The Collecting Eye of Seymour Stein“, est. £4,600-£6,900, unsold; David Rago (Rago Arts), Lambertville, New Jersey, 20 Jan 2018, “Property from the Collection of Seymour Stein, Founder, Sire Records / Painting is under glass with a slight warp to the board. There are several nicks with losses along edge of the board where it meets the frame. Minor inpainting scattered throughout (mostly in the body of the figure) and visible under blacklight. The gold paint has cracked in several areas and is separating. The gold area in the center above the figure’s head is flaking with losses,” est. $3,500-$4,500, sold for $5,500.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF A CHILD WITH CURLY HAIRchild-with-curly-red-hair-composite-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 395 x 495 mm (0.20 m², Bonham’s); 400 x 510 mm (0.20 m², Lacy Scott & Knight); average of sizes is 398 x 503 mm (0.20 m²).
    • History: “Signed “Annie S” lower right (Lacy Scott and Knight); Bonham’s, Chester, 23 Aug 2011,  , “Portrait of a young girl with curly hair, bust length / signed,” est. £400-£600, sold for £900; Lacy Scott and Knight, Bury Saint Edmunds, 11 Sep 2015, “Bust profile portrait of a young girl,” est. £1,800-£2,200, sold for £1,800.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF AGATHONIKE SABINA CRAIES see THE PINK FROCK
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY HOLDING A FLOWERlady-holding-a-flower-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: original canvas approx. 1370 x 860 (1.18 m²) mm; cut down canvas 457 x 571 mm (0.26 m²).
    • History: “Signed «A Swynnerton» lower left”; visible in photograph taken c. 1932; Christie’s, 7 Sep 2005, est. £600-£800, unsold.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY STANDING BY FLOWERING IVY.lady-by-flowering-ivy-adjusted-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas, relined.
    • Dimensions: 730 x 1270 (0.93 m²), unframed, Key’s Auctions.
    • History: “signed lower right”, Lacy Scott and Knight; visible in photo of Manchester 1923 exhibition; Christie’s, 7 Sep 2005, est. £600-£800, unsold; Lacy Scott and Knight, 15 Jun 2014, “Portrait of a young lady wearing a cream dress and silk neckscarf,” sold for £210; Key’s Auctions, Aylsham, Norfolk, 8 Aug 2014, est. £1,000-£1,500, sold for £1,150.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY WEARING A FUR-TRIMMED GARMENT (attributed)398-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 490 x 590 mm (0.29 m²).
    • History: auctioned Mallham’s, Oxford, 23 Oct 2019, est. £600-£800, “ATTRIBUTED TO ANNIE SWYNNERTON (1844-1933) Portrait of a lady wearing a fur trimmed maroon dress and with distant hills beyond, oil on canvas.” No further information, e.g. provenance, reason for attribution.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY (WEARING A FEATHER BOA)portrait-of-a-lady-wearing-a-feather-boa-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: ?
    • History: known from an image in the Illustrated London News, 5 Aug 1893.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG ITALIAN MANa-young-italian-man-t
  • PORTRAIT OF CHARLES FENWICK – see THE FENWICK PORTRAITS
  • PORTRAIT OF COLWYN E. A. PHILIPPScolwyn-philipps-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 820 x 845 mm (0.69 m²).
    • History: painted 1896?; exhibited New Gallery, 1897, “Mrs. Swynnerton’s robust style, her vigorous colour, her admirable modelling are all seen in her Colwyn Philipps, an excellent child’s portrait … unsatisfactory background” (Daily News, London, 10 Jun 1897); Royal Academy, 1931; auctioned Sotheby’s, Melbourne, 19 Aug 1991; sold at auction Deutscher & Menzies, 26 Nov 2003, for $7,751 (£3,290) est. $7,000-$10,000 (£4,120-£5,890).
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF COUNT ZOUBOFFcount-zouboff-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 1538 x 1934 mm (2.97 m²), unframed.
    • History: painted 1908-9; exhibited 1923, Manchester (visible in exhibition photographs) and also visible hanging on a wall in a photograph of Annie’s studio; on display at The French Gallery, New Bond Street (The Graphic, 5 December 1931); presented to the Tate “by Messrs Wallis and Son 1932” (www.tate.org.uk) – Henry Wallis had been the proprietor of ‘The French Gallery,’ a commercial art dealership in London which closed in 1929; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Tate.
  • PORTRAIT OF DAME MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETTdame-millicent-garrett-fawcett-canvas-t
  • PORTRAIT OF DAVID AND JONATHAN FENWICK – see THE FENWICK PORTRAITS
  • PORTRAIT OF EVELYN, DAUGHTER OF VERNON BELLHOUSEevelyn-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: ?
    • History: dated 1911; exhibited 1912, thereafter at family home at Alderley Edge, until auctioned at Sotheby’s (early 1980s?).
    • Location: Unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF GEORGE LEWISgeorge-lewis-t
    • Date: 1917.
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 792 x 1030 (0.82 m²).
    • History: auctioned by Sotheby’s, 7 Jun 1995; 12 Jun 2001; 23 May 2002; Christie’s, 14 Nov 2002, est. £400-£600, sold for £822 (not inc. fees), “Portrait of George Lewis, seated full-length, in a garden / signed with initials and dated ‘A.L.S. 1917’ (lower right) / Provenance / The Lewis Family.”
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF HENRY JAMEShenry-james-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimentions: 495 x 559 (0.28 m²), posthumous studio sale catalogue, 1923; 512 x 575 mm (0.29 m²), Christie’s, 2008; average 504 x 567 mm (0.29 m²).
    • History: often dated 1910, but Annie still working on it in Aug 1911 (letters of Henry James); posthumous studio sale catalogue states “Exhibited at Manchester, 1932,” but this may be a typographical error for the 1923 exhibition; posthumous studio sale, 9 Feb 1934 (assumed to be the same portrait as it is unlikely there would be two), “PORTRAIT OF HENRY JAMES, ESQ., in dark coat; red curtain background; Christie’s,  1939; Christie’s, 3 Sep 2008, “the words ‘Inscribed ‘Portrait of Henry James by Mrs Annie L. Swynnerton 1A The Avenue 76 Fulham Road London. S.W.’ on an old label attached to the reverse / Signed Inscr. Title / verso,” est. £8,000-£12,000, sold for £7,000.
    • Location: The Stranger’s Room, The Reform Club, London.
  • PORTRAIT OF ALICE WOODSalice-woods-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimentions: ?
    • History: “completed 1911“; believed destroyed when Maria Grey Training College was badly damaged in air raid, 1941.
    • Location: believed destroyed.
  • PORTRAIT OF EDWARD MICHAEL HOPTON – see THE HOPTON PORTRAITS
  • PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON – see THE FEWICK PORTRAITS
  • PORTRAIT OF FLORENCE H. MUSGRAVEflorence-h-musgrave-canvas-t
  • PORTRAIT OF GUY WILLIAM HOPTON – see THE HOPTON PORTRAITS
  • PORTRAIT OF LILIE, DAUGHTER OF W. MCGRATH ESQlilie-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 620 x 750 mm (0.47 m²), Lawrences.
    • History: Dated 1901; Sotheby’s, Billinghurst, 23 May 1994; Lawrences, Crewkerne, 8 Jul 2011, “Some craquelure; needs a clean,” est. £2000-£3000, unsold; Lawrences, Crewkerne, 5 Jul 2019, “Lot 1548 ANNIE LOUISA ROBINSON, ARA (1844-1933) PORTRAIT OF LILIE, DAUGHTER OF W. McGRATH Seated three quarter length, wearing a blue dress and holding a rosebud, inscribed label on the frame, oil on canvas 75 x 62cm. * The artist is better known by her married name, Swynnerton,” est. £800-£1200, sold for £750.
    • Location: unknown.
  • PORTRAIT OF LORNA, DAUGHTER OF HENRY MARTIN, ESQlorna-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: ?
    • History: signed and dated 1893; illustrated (black and white hand-drawn copy by ‘Sedgwick”) in the Illustrated London News, 23 June 1894, p. 793.
    • Location: unknown (original).
  • PORTRAIT OF MARGARET AND CHRYSTIAN GUTHRIEmargaret-and-chrystian-guthrie-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 1.31 m diameter (painted area 1.35 m²).
    • History: dated 1907; exhibited 1907 Royal Academy; 1908 Franco-British Exhibition, London; Jul 1923 Manchester Art Gallery; auctioned Mellors & Kirk, 27 Nov 2013, “provenance: D. C. Guthrie, the sitters’ father, thence by descent to the vendor,” est. £20,000-£30,000, sale price undisclosed; now in private collection (‘The Wrathall Family’ according to notice by picture in ‘Painting Light and Hope‘ exhibition); exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: private collection.
  • PORTRAIT OF MRS A. SCOTT-ELLIOT AND CHILDRENmrs-a-scott-elliot-and-children-canvas-only-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: ± circular, 1693 x 1684 mm (2.24 m²).
    • History: 1912; purchased from Mrs Marjorie A. Scott-Elliot, 1923; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • PORTRAIT OF SUSAN ISABEL DACREsusan-isabel-dacre-frame-canvas-processed-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 519 x 703 mm (0.36 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1880; in possession of the sitter until gifted to Manchester Art Gallery 1932; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery ‘Painting Light and Hope’ exhibition, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • PORTRAIT OF THE REVEREND WILLIAM GASKELLreverend-william-gaskill-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 711 x 866 mm (0.62 m²).
    • History: has ALR monogram and is dated 1879; bequeathed [to Manchester Art Gallery] by Mrs M. E. Gaskell, 1914; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • PORTRAIT OF VIOLET EDITH FENWICK – see THE FENWICK PORTRAITS
  • RAIN CLOUDS, MONTE GENNAROrain-clouds-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 630 x 306 mm (0.19 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1904;
    • Louisa Mary Garrett bequest to Manchester Art Gallery, 1924.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • ROMA LADY – see JEBSA
  • ST. MARTIN’S SUMMERSMS-T
  • SUMMER IDYLLsummer-idyll-T
  • THE ADORATION OF THE INFANT CHRIST (AFTER PERUGINO)Swynnerton, Annie Louisa, 1844-1933; Adoration of the Infant Christ
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 906 x 597 mm (0.54 m²); the painted area, excluding the dark surround, is 0.43 m². (Perugino’s original is 3560 x 2460 mm, four times Annie’s dimensions, the painted area within the semicircle covering 7.1 m²].)
    • History: Also known as “The Adoration of the Shepherds“; bequeathed by Annie to Manchester Art Gallery, 1934.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • THE ANGEL OF THE ANNUNCIATION – see THE SENSE OF SIGHT.
  • THE BARREN FIGthe-barren-fig-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 500 x 290 mm (0.15 m²).
    • History: painted c.1900-c.1910 (notice by picture when on display at in Manchester Art Gallery); auctioned Christie’s, London, 29 Jul 1920, “The Property of Mrs Charles Hunter, 31 Portland Place, London, W1“; Cheffin’s, Cambridge, 24 Mar 2010, sold for £1,100, “Canvas slightly bowing in frame. Original tortoiseshell frame has one corner missing and cracks“; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019, “Lent by the Executors of Christine Brownlie Allen (1954-2014).”
    • Location: private collection.
  • THE BLUEBELL WOOD (attributed)the-bluebell-wood-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 584 x 381 mm (0.22 m²).
    • History: auctioned Michael J. Bowman, Newton Abbot, 18 Aug 2007, est. £400-£600.
    • Location: unknown.
  • THE CONVALESCENTthe-convalescent-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 635 x 571 mm (0.36 m²).
    • History: c. 1887; presented to the Tate Collection 1929 by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Tate.
  • THE DEBUTANTEthe-debutante-T.jpg
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 720 x 1220 mm (0.88 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1891; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019, on loan from Richard Taylor Fine Art, “Portrait of Miss Elsie Elizabeth Ebsworth commissioned on her engagement to her future husband, Mr George Swinton … Never exhibited,” text later changed to “It has been suggested that the sitter is  Elsie Elizabeth Ebsworth later Mrs George Swinton,” as the identity of the subject is not known for certain. “Provenance: Coursham Court, Wiltshire.”
    • Location: Richard Taylor Fine Art.
  • THE DREAMERthe-dreamer-T
  • THE DREAM OF ITALY and HEAD OF A BACHANNTE
    • THE DREAM OF ITALY (MOUNTAINS VERSION)a-bacchante-mountains-version-sphere-image-t
      • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
      • Dimensions: 1050 x 2170 mm (2.3 m²), assumed to be identical to the ‘Clouds Version.’
      • History: 1899 or earlier; otherwise known only from image in The Sphere (newspaper), 9 Dec 1922.
      • Location: unknown.
    • THE DREAM OF ITALY (CLOUDS VERSION)a-bacchante-clouds-version-rectified-t
      • Medium: oil on canvas.
      • Dimensions: 1050 x 2170 mm (2.3 m²).
      • History: assumed to be the 1899 or earlier canvas reworked; auctioned by iGallery, Salem, MA, July 27, 2017 and 24 May 2018, both times unsold.
      • Location: unknown.
    • HEAD OF A BACCHANTESwynnerton, Annie Louisa, 1844-1933; Head of a Bacchante
      • Medium: oil on canvas.
      • Dimensions: 410 x 460 mm (0.19 m²).
      • History: signed, but signature (and date?) hidden behind frame; 1903 according to artuk.org; presented by Mrs. Richard Shute, 1937.
      • Location: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
  • THE FENWICK PORTRAITS
    • ON THE TERRACE (PORTRAIT OF VIOLET EDITH FENWICK)on-the-terrace-processed-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
      • Dimensions: ?
      • History: 1908? (in period 1901-1909); exhibited Royal Academy 1909; Whitchapel Art Gallery 1910; presented by Mrs. Lionel Phillips to form part of the founding collection of Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1910. The works is now in a private collection.
      • Location: private collection.
    • PORTRAIT OF CHARLES FENWICKcharles-fenwick-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
      • Dimensions: ?
      • History: c. 1906 (from estimated age of subject); known only from images on commercial artwork reproduction web sites.
      • Location: unknown.
    • PORTRAIT OF DAVID AND JONATHAN FENWICKdavid-and-jonathan-fenwick-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
      • Dimensions: ?
      • History: “in the garden at Temple Dinsley“; signed and dated 1914; known only from images on commercial artwork reproduction web sites.
      • Location: unknown.
  • THE HEAD OF A GIRL – see 1931 PHOTOGRAPH
  • THE HEAD OF A YOUNG MANhead-of-a-young-man-processed-rectified-t
    • Medium: pencil on paper.
    • Dimensions: approx. A4 size.
    • History: 1870s, according to notice by picture while exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: private collection.
  • THE HOPTON PORTRAITS
    • PORTRAIT OF EDWARD MICHAEL HOPTONedward-michael-hopton-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas.
      • Dimensions: 597 x 900 mm (0.54 m²), Rosebery’s; 608 x 914 mm (0.56 m²); average 603 x 907 mm (0.55 m²).
      • History: signed and dated 1890; Christie’s, London, 12 Nov 1998, est. £1,800-2,500, pair sold for £2,990; Sotheby’s, Olympia, 21 Mar 2007, est. £2,000-£3,000, pair unsold; Rosebery’s, London, 11 Dec 2007, “Girl standing full length …” [error, a boy], pair sold for £1,500.
      • Location: unknown.
    • PORTRAIT OF GUY WILLIAM HOPTONguy-william-hopton-T
      • Medium: oil on canvas.
      • Dimensions: 597 x 900 mm (0.54 m²), Rosebery’s; 608 x 914 mm (0.56 m²); average 603 x 907 mm (0.55 m²).
      • History: signed and dated 1890; Christie’s, London, 12 Nov 1998, est. £1,800-2,500, pair sold for £2,990; Sotheby’s, Olympia, 21 Mar 2007, est. £2,000-£3,000, pair unsold; Rosebery’s, London, 11 Dec 2007, “… Boy standing three-quarter length,” pair sold for £1,500.
      • Location: unknown.
  • THE LADY IN WHITEthe-lady-in-white-T
  • THE LETTERthe-letter-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 482 x 1016 mm (0.49 m²).
    • History: possibly c. 1881 (period when Annie was using her ALR monogram), but dating otherwise very uncertain, presumed to be early- or mid-1880s; in original frame with original gilding; purchased from A. E. Anderson by the Royal Academy with the Edward Stott Fund, 1934; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Royal Academy of Arts, London.
  • THE LITTLE SENTINEL.
  • THE OLIVE GATHERERSthe-olive-gatherers-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 710 x 385 mm (0.27 m²), unframed.
    • History: 1889; exhibited in the Woman’s Exhibition, Earl’s Court, in 1900, valued at £25 (=£3,100 in 2018); giver to Manchester Art Gallery, 1936, by Miss. F. R. Wilkinson; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • THE PINK FROCK (PORTRAIT OF AGATHONIKE SABINA CRAIES)agathonike-sabina-craies-t
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: ?
    • History: 1892?; known from image in the The Illustrated London News, 21 May 1892, as on display in the New Gallery exhibition that year.
    • Location: unknown.
  • THE SENSE OF SIGHTsight-T
  • THE SOUL’S JOURNEY – see WHERE SHATTERED MOUNTAINS LIE
  • THE SOUTHING OF THE SUNthe-southing-of-the-sun-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 889 x 1119 mm (0.99 m²).
    • History: signed and dated 1911; “purchased from the artist [by Manchester Art Gallery], 1923“; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.
  • THE TOWN OF SIENAthe-town-of-siena-T.jpg
  • THE TRYSTthe-tryst-T
  • THE UNRELENTING PASTno-image-available-T
  • THE VAGRANTthe-vagrant-T.jpg
  • THE YOUNG GARDENERS (PORTRAIT OF GEOFFREY AND CHRISTOPHER HERRINGHAM)the-young-gardeners-T.jpg
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 915 x 915 mm (0.84 m²).
    • History: signed and dated, 1889; AKA ‘Portrait of Geoffrey and Christopher Herringham’; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Royal Holloway, London.
  • THOUGHTS (image attribution uncertain)thoughts-T
  • THROUGH THE ORCHARDthrough-the-orchard-T
    • Medium: oil on canvas.
    • Dimensions: 337 x 530 mm (1.8 m²).
    • History: Signed and dated 1883; sold, for £200, to Hugh Lane, the delivery being discussed Nov 1907 and in his possession 1908; Lane Gift to Dublin City Gallery, 1912; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
    • Location: Dublin City Gallery.
  • TRYING ON HER MOTHER’S HATyoung-girl-in-a-white-dress-T
    • Signature: “A.L.S.”
    • Medium: oil on canvas (assumed).
    • Dimensions: approx. 208 x 368 mm (0.07 m²), unframed.
    • History: 1956, exhibited Alpine Club, “33. TRYING ON HER MOTHER’S HAT; 14½ ins. by 8 ins. Lent by Mrs. Hugh Thomas”; passed down through family connections to current owner.
    • Location: private collection.
  • UNWINDING THE SKEIN.unwinding-the-skein-T
    • Medium: ‘painted on a thick wood board’ (from description on retailer web site).
    • Dimensions: 380 x 330 mm (0.13 m²), unframed, frame 510 x 460 mm.
    • History: signed bottom right ‘AS’ (from description on retailer’s web site); for sale (provenance undeclared) Bernardi’s Antiques, Toronto, Canada, $2,400, sold early 2019.
    • Location: unknown.
  • WHERE SHATTERED MOUNTAINS LIE and THE SOUL’S JOURNEY  The paintings are listed together because they both depict the same mountain range and the general treatment appears similar.
  • WHERE SHELTERED MOUNTAINS LIE – see WHERE SHATTERED MOUNTAINS LIE