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Ann Mary Newton (née Severn)

Ann Mary Newton (née Severn), by Ann Mary Newton (née Severn),  - NPG 977 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Ann Mary Newton (née Severn)

by Ann Mary Newton (née Severn)
oil on canvas
24 in. x 20 1/2 in. (610 mm x 521 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's husband, Sir Charles Thomas Newton, 1895
Primary Collection
NPG 977

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Born in Rome to the painter Joseph Severn who taught her to draw. In England she studied under George Richmond and then went to Paris where after further studies she successfully ran a portrait practice. On her return she exhibited at the Royal Acdemy in 1852, 55 and 56. In 1861 she married Charles Newton, the ex-British Consul in Italy, and the Keeper of Classical Antiquities at the British Museum. She devoted the rest of her life to drawing the antiquities in that collection.

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