This is almost certainly not a complete list. Some of the works on it will have been destroyed in a warehouse fire in August 1900 (see my life-by-dates for more information on that); though I only know the names of one or two of those lost works.

Isabel had the habit of slightly altering the title of a work she was exhibiting for the second or third time; so that if you count up the items on the list there will be more works than she actually did.


1874 The Coming Squall...

1874 [untitled. Subtitled] Basking in Heaven’s Light...

1874 Philae Egypt...

1875 Hagar in the Desert Possibly the first of two showings

1875 The Evening Meal, Ramle Egypt

1875 On the Road to Aboukir

1875 Mansours Tent Possibly the first of two showings.

1877 Mansours Possibly the second of two showings

1878 Consuelo

1878 Mrs Patterson The first of two showings

1878 Slave Girl of the Harem

1879 Mrs Patterson The second of two showings

1879 as Cleopatra Personating the Goddess Isis

1879 A Daughter of the Gods The first of two showings

1879 A Daughter of the Gods The second of two showings

I’m not sure how many Cleopatra paintings I’ve got here!

1879 as Cleopatra Receiving an Unfavourable Oracle from the Priestess of Isis

1879/80 as Cleopatra’s Deadly Resolve in the Temple of Isis

as Cleopatra After the Battle of Actium

1880 Athyrtis...

1880 as The Dismissal of Hagar The second of two possible showings

1880 Princess Scheherazada The first of two showings

1881 as The Three Valkyrie Maidens... The first of five possible showings

1881 ?as A Dancing Girl The first of two possible showings

1881 ?as An Eastern Dancing Girl The second of two possible showings

1881 Shatucha, the Bedouin Girl

?1881 ?1886 Virginia Not exhibited; at least, not with that title


1882 Dr George Wyld Never exhibited

1882 title unknown: a “single figure” Yes; not sure how many times

1882 as Semiramide The first of three showings

1882 Mariamne The first of two showings

1882 Mariamne The second of two showings

1882 Morning Effect

1882-85 John the Baptist Never exhibited

mid-1883 Dr Ginsburg Never exhibited

1883 Enchantress The first of two or even three possible showings

1883 Fair Slave Enees-el-Jelees

1883 Lorelei… The first of showings

1883 Semiramis The second and third of three showings

1883 Valkyries The second of five possible showings

1883 Abd-el-Rahman

1883-84 Greek Captive with her Nubian Slave

1884 Eureka! Eureka!

1884 A Dream of Hermes

1884 St John the Baptist Never exhibited

1884 [Mahatma] Morya Probably never exhibited

1884 Nature and Art

1884 Valkyries (full title) The third and fourth of five possible showings

1884 The Veiling of Isis

1884 Fireside Harmony

1885 Enchantress The second of two or three possible showings

1885 Portrait

1885 The Sorceress

If this is also known as ‘the Enchantress’ it’s the third of three possible showings

1885 as Portrait of Miss Mary Tynte Potter The first of two showings

1885 “Trust her not...”

1886 Strada Tiberio

1886 Villa Pompeiana

1886 as The Valkyrie Maidens The fifth of five showings

1886 The Lost Pleiad...

1886 An Odalisque: Cairo

1886 A Lonely Beggar in a Lonely Road: Capri

1887 The Fairy Syren (sic) of the Water Lilies

1887 Harmonia

1887 ...Impression du Voyage


1887 First Blossom of Spring: Almond Blossom, Capri, Italy

1887 A Legend of the Soul...

1887 Portrait of Romola Tynte The second of two showings

1887 Old Court Daventry Northamptonshire

1887 The Rock Syren (sic) Singing the Storm Song

1887 Head of Beatrice

by 1888 portrait Mabel Collins

by 1888 portrait Patience Sinnett

by 1888/89 as Phaedra (no long title) The first of two showings

by 1888/89 Spirit of the Crystal The first of two showings

1888 Celebration of the Mysteries

1889 The Flight of Aurora

For a different version of this, see 1893

1889 The First Blush of Spring - Capri

1890 The Sunny South...

1890 Phaedra (long title) The second of two showings

1891 A Summer Song...

1891 A Garland of Roses The first of three showings

1891 Spirit of the Crystal The second of two showings

1892 Au Jardin Hotel du Cygne...

1892 A Garland of Roses The second of three showings

1892 A Song of the Greek Isles

1892 Princess Scheherazade The second of two showings

1892 An Avenging Angel

1892 Andromeda Abandoned

1892 Daffodils

1892 Toadstool

1893 The Flight of Aurora

Definitely not the same painting as the one exhibited 1889

1893 The Chariot of Venus

by 1894 Spirit of the East Wind also known as Ghoul of the Shipwreck

Not exhibited as far as I know

1894 A Garland of Roses The third of three showings

1894 Lavinia

1895 Lorelei (full title) The second of two showings

Then nothing until:

1901 Sunset in the Marshes, Rhos Neigr Anglesea

1901 The Rose Garden, Clarens Lake Geneva

1910-17 as Castles in the Air

1925 The River Dee at Llangollen

AN EXTRA LIST of paintings sold at auction in recent decades, with titles I didn’t recognise.

Until I have evidence to the contrary, I’m assuming that they are in the list above, but with the original titles Isabel gave them when she exhibited them or referred to them in Memorabilia. It’s even possible, I guess, that two of them, or even all four, are the same painting!





According to details in the various sales catalogues, Isabel had signed all the paintings – as she usually did – though only the painting called ‘dancing queen’ was dated. I found the sales details on the web but there were no pictures.


There’s very little of it - it did not chime with the view Isabel had of herself as a painter of ‘high art’ subjects (scripture, literature, myth, historical events) in a ‘high art’ style. The illustrations she did do were, I think, favours for friends. Two were reproductions of works Isabel had already exhibited as full-size paintings.

1885: 3rd edition of Chandos Leigh Hunt’s Private Instructions on the Science and Art of Organic Magnetism by Chandos Leigh Hunt (later Wallace). Published London: G Wilson. Isabel’s illustrations don’t appear in either of the first two editions.

Thanks are due to Vivienne Roberts and Leslie Price of the College of Psychic Studies, who told me about the book and Isabel’s contribution to its 3rd edition.

1894: three illustrations to editions of the occult magazine Unknown World:

Avenging Angel

Spirit of the Crystal

Spirit of the East Wind

1902: frontispiece to A Book of Mystery and Vision, poems by A E Waite. Published London: Philip Wellby 1902, limited edition of 250 copies. Isabel chose to illustrate the poem on p12. Roger Wright found the book on the web via and you can see Isabel’s illustration there; but actual copies of the original book are very rare - the only one we could locate in the UK was at Cambridge University, not even the British Library had one.


Copyright 16 October 2019

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