The Sense of Sight by Annie Louisa Swynnerton print

The Sense of Sight by Annie Louisa Swynnerton print

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The Sense of Sight by Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933), Walker Art Gallery.

Swynnerton was a leading woman artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specialising in Symbolist pictures. Here, Swynnerton plays between physical and spiritual senses of sight. The young woman with feathered wings looks up, enraptured, at something out of our view. A fleck of golden light is reflected in her eyes. It is unclear whether she is looking at something natural or supernatural, but as she stares up, we are free to gaze at her.

In a letter swynnerton wrote to the Walker Art Gallery, she describes explaining the meaning of the painting to Charles Proctor, who had since lost most of his sight.

Gift from Charles J Proctor, 1896.


Dimensions: 30 x 40cm

Brand: Walker Art Gallery

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Designed and printed in the UK


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