Louisa Swynnerton, A.R.A. (1844- 1933) was a
well-known painter of portraits, especially children, and of
subjects. She was born at Kersal, near Manchester, née
Swynnerton studied at the Manchester School of Art, in Paris,
and in Rome
where she met and married the Manx sculptor Joseph Swynnerton 1883.
exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879, and also at the Grosvenor and
Galleries, and the New English Art Club 1906-17. Swynnerton
lived in Rome
until her husband died in 1910 and she then returned to
ARA in 1922, the first woman to receive academic honours since 1768.
work is represented in a number of public collections including The
Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery (who hold many examples), Brighton
Museums & Galleries, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Nottingham
& Galleries, and Glasgow Museums. She died at Hayling Island,