Swynnerton, Annie Louisa

BORN 26 Feb 1844, Kersal (near Manchester) - DIED 24 Oct 1933, Hayling Island (near Portsmouth)
BIRTH NAME Robinson, Annie Louisa
GRAVE LOCATION Havant, Hampshire: St. Mary's Churchyard, Church Road, Hayling Island (Section H)

Annie Louisa Swynnerton was on seven daughters of the solicitor Francis Robinson. From an early age she created watercolours to provide the family with some additional income. She studied at the School of Art in Manchester and at the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1879 her first work was exhibited at the Royal Academy and the next year her portrait of her friend Isabel Dacre was exhibited. It is now at the Manchester City Art Gallery.

She travelled for two years to Italy to study and there she met the culptor Joseph Swynnerton. They married in 1883 and mostly lived in Rome. In 1902 she exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in sixteen years. In 1907 John singer Sargent bought "The Oreads" (now at the Tate Gallery in London). Her husband died in 1910. In 1922 she became an associate of the Royal Academy with the support of Singer Sargent and George Clausen. She died in 1933 at her home on Hayling Island near Portsmouth.

Related persons
• had work owned by Sargent, John Singer


The grave of Annie Swynnerton at St. Mary's Churchyard, Hayling Island.
Picture by Androom (20 Apr 2019)


"The Sense of Sight".
(Liverpool: Walker Art Gallery)

Symo, Margit

Published: 08 Sep 2019
Last update: 08 Sep 2019