Illusions (c. 1902).

Illusions - frame

Around the time that Swynnerton painted her now untraced work Faith (AKA Joan of Arc, early 1900s) she depicted other anonymous symbolic female figures of various ages wearing armour.  (Information from notice by the painting in Manchester Art Gallery in the 2018 Painting Light and Hope exhibition of Annie’s works.)

Illusions (adjusted)

Illusions - face

Illusions - mail

Illusions - her right hand

Illusions - her left hand & wingIllusions - drape

As with the Faith (AKA Joan of Arc) painting, in the image below I’ve computer-adjusted the colours to remove the browning that occurs with age and show the picture as it may have originally appeared.


Photos: Jonathan Russell.