N03152 THE LADY WITH THE AMETHYST 1915
Inscr. ‘Charles Shannon - 1915-’ c.r.
Canvas, 24×23 1/2 (61×60).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1916.
Exh: R.A., 1916 (524), as ‘The Lady with the Amethyst (Miss Hilda Moore)’.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1916, p.84; Studio, LXVIII, 1916, p.51.
The sitter is Miss Hilda Moore, who also appears in another portrait, ‘Miss Hilda Moore: Lady in Black’ of 1918, wearing a similar costume but in a different pose. A painting entitled ‘The Amethyst Necklace’ was lent by Pickford Waller to the International Society, spring 1913 (94).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II