SIENA, by S. Isabel Dacre.




Images: Richard Taylor Fine Art.

The view is of the Duomo di Siena (Siena Cathederal) from the NW. Both Annie and Isabel painted similar scenes. Annie’s version is undated, but the similarity between the two suggests they might be contemporaneous.

Annie’s version (left) is from a lower viewpoint, closer to the cathederal and a little to the east of where Isabel worked from.
  • Media: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 310 x 200 mm (0.06 m²) unframed.
  • History: signed and dated 1901; auctioned Bonham’s, 12 Apr 2011, sold (with two other paintings); for sale at Richard Taylor Fine Art, “Manchester Gallery label and number verso. Harnell and Son London Art Dealers. / Housed in an original 18 inches by 14 inches Harnell and Son London Gallery frame.”
  • Location: Richard Taylor Fine Art [still listed Apr 2023].