A young boy wearing tartan, holding a riding crop
A young boy wearing tartan, holding a riding crop

W SEVILLE (worked from 1818-1845)

A young boy wearing tartan, holding a riding crop

c. 1820 United Kingdom

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A young boy wearing tartan, holding a riding crop (part missing)

in maple wood frame with gilded border, the reverse with book plate of Anne Damer

Anna Damer, a sculptor, was a friend of Walpole, who on his death left her his London villa Strawberry Hill.
In 1767 she married John Damer, the son of Lord Milton. The couple received an income of £5,000 from Lord Milton, and were left large fortunes by Milton and Henry Conway. They separated after seven years, and he committed suicide in 1776, Her artistic career developed during her widowhood.
Anne was a frequent visitor to Europe. During one voyage she was captured by a privateer, but released unharmed in Jersey. She visited Sir Horace Mann in Florence, and Sir William Hamilton in Naples, where she was introduced to Lord Nelson. In 1802, while the Treaty of Amiens was in effect, she visited Paris with the author Mary Berry and was granted an audience with Napoleon.
During the period 1784–1818, Damer exhibited 32 works as an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Her work, primarily busts in Neoclassical style, developed from early wax sculptures to technically complex ones in works in terracotta, bronze, and marble. Her subjects, largely drawn from friends and colleagues in Whig circles, included Lady Melbourne, Nelson, Joseph Banks, George III, Mary Berry, Charles James Fox and herself. She executed several actors' portraits, such as the busts of her friends Sarah Siddons and Elizabeth Farren (as the Muses Melpomene and Thalia).
She produced keystone sculptures of Isis and Tamesis for each side of the central arch on the bridge at Henley-on-Thames.
small part of the riding crop missing
Anne Seymour Damer, née Conway, (8 November 1749 – 28 May 1828)
The collection of the late Richard Allen
Height 110.00 mm (4.33 inches)
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cut out and embellished with gold
the reverse with photocopy of Mr. Seville’s trade label Number 4 and book plate of Anne Damer
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