Italian Women in Church

Susan Isabel Dacre, 1844 - 1933

Italian Women in Church

Susan Isabel Dacre 1844 - 1933


Two Italian women in peasant dress with headscarves, standing together against an interior background. Both stand looking to the left, one woman carrying a baby in her arms. The painting is realistic, both women have a vacant expression on thier faces, and are looking off in the direction they are facing, to the left. The artist studied at the Manchester School of Art, as well as Italy and Paris. She later established a successful exhibiting society.

Display Label

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

Object Name

Italian Women in Church

Creators Name

Susan Isabel Dacre


unframed: 76cm x 61cm
framed: 98cm x 82.8cm

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Place of creation





oil paint

On Display

[G10] Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 10
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