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Italian Women in Church

Dacre, Susan Isabel
Europe, United Kingdom, England

First floor: Victorian

oil paint
98.0 x 82.8 x 9.0 cm

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Italian Women in Church
S. Isabel Dacre 1844-1933
Oil on canvas

Isabel Dacre was brought up in Manchester
and began her studies at the School of Art here.
She also studied art in Paris and Italy.

Dacre was close friends with Annie Swynnerton,
another talented Manchester artist.
The friends made trips to Italy together,
one of which must have inspired this picture.
They founded a successful exhibiting society:
The Manchester Society of Women Painters.
Dacre was its President from 1880.

Gift of a group of subscribers 1927.14