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Anne Flaxman (née Denman)

2 of 2 portraits of Anne Flaxman (née Denman)

Anne Flaxman (née Denman), by Henry Howard, circa 1797 - NPG 675 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Flaxman (née Denman)

by Henry Howard
oil on panel, circa 1797
7 5/8 in. x 6 in. (194 mm x 152 mm)
Given by Sir Theodore Martin, 1883
Primary Collection
NPG 675

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  • Henry Howard (1769-1847), Painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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This intimate portrait and its pair, representing the sitter's husband John Flaxman express affection and equality between husband and wife. With their modest, practical costumes, the Flaxmans wanted viewers to know that they were an honest, hard-working couple who did not waste time on luxuries.

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  • NPG 674: John Flaxman (companion portrait)

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