Ann Mary Newton
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Ann Mary Newton
by Ann Mary Newton
oil on canvas, circa 1862
24 in. x 20 1/2 in. (610 mm x 521 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's husband, Sir Charles Thomas Newton, 1895
Sitterback to top
- Ann Mary Newton (née Severn) (1832-1866), Portrait painter; daughter of Joseph Severn. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Ann Mary Newton (née Severn) (1832-1866), Portrait painter; daughter of Joseph Severn. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 183
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 184
- Rideal, Liz, Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists, 2001 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 September 2001 to 20 January 2002), p. 41
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 458
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)
Events of 1862back to top
Current affairsThe Lancashire cotton famine, a depression in the north-west textile industry brought about by the American civil war, reaches its climax. With large numbers of mills closing after Confederate blockades halted cotton supplies, many Lancashire families were in receipt of relief.
Art and scienceLouis Pasteur and Claude Bernard carry out the first pasteurisation tests, the process of heating liquids at 55 degree Celsius or higher for short periods of time, destroying viruses and harmful organisms such as bacteria and yeast. .
Victor Hugo's novel Les Miserables is published, covering the Napoleonic wars. It traces the ex-convict Jean Valjean's character against wider questions of social and political justice, duty and love.
InternationalOtto Eduard Leopold Bismarck becomes Minister-President of Prussia, appointed by Wilhelm I after the liberal Diet refused to authorise funding for a proposed reorganisation of the army. Bismarck, intent on maintaining royal supremacy, engineers the Unification of Germany during his time in office.
John Hanning Speke claims to have found the source of the Nile, proving that the Victoria Nile issued from the north end of lake Victoria, over Ripon Falls.