Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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Portrait of Anna Denny


A descriptive title has been suggested:

  • 'Portrait of Anna Denny' (1980, YMSM). 1


The portrait of a young woman.


Anna Harding Denny (1834-1913) was the daughter of St Clair Denny (1800-1858) and Caroline Denny (1814/1815-1848), née Caroline Frances Hamilton. She was born on 29 May 1834, and married William Matthews Corcoran (1833-1890) on 30 March 1857. They had three children: Caroline Denny Corcoran (1858-1919), who married Asa P. Childs; William St Clair Denny Corcoran (1869-1913), who married Jennie Childs Howe (1858-1921); and Matilda Denny Corcoran, born in 1862, who died in infancy.

Anna Harding Corcoran died on 8 January 1913 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.


1: YMSM 1980 [more] (cat. no. 4).

Last updated: 13th December 2020 by Margaret