Painter Agnes Noyes Goodsir an Australian Lesbian in Paris

Agnes Noyes Goodsir (1864 – 1939)

Agnes Noyes Goodsir was born in Australia. From 1912 – 1920 she lived in Paris and London, before she finally settled in Paris with her companion Rachel Dunn. She has made several paintings of Rachel such as A letter from the Front / Girl on couch 1915 (0:24), Girl with Cigarette 1925 (0:41), The Letter 1926 (0:14), Morning Tea 1925 and The Chinese Skirt 1933 (0:18). Agnes left all her paintings to Rachel when she died in 1939. Rachel sent some 40 of them back to Australia.

(Notice that the above slideshow includes some of Agnes’ paintings of Rachel.)

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Paintings by Agnes Noyes Goodsir including: The Chinese Skirt 1933