- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)
bronze bust, based on a work of circa 1793
13 1/2 in. (343 mm) high
Artistback to top
- Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway) (1749-1828), Sculptor. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This bronze is a cast of the terracotta portrait bust made for Horace Walpole and was originally at his house at Strawberry Hill.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 55
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 54
Events of 1793back to top
Current affairsWhig MP Charles Grey enters a motion for parliamentary reform but is defeated in the House of Commons.
Art and scienceRadical philosopher William Godwin publishes Political Justice, an inflamatory document that promoted rational anarchism. This crystallised a wider feeling that a new era of world peace and progress was beginning.
Sir William Beechey is appointed Portrait Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte.
InternationalLouis XVI and Marie-Antoinette are executed and the Reign of Terror begins.
France declares war on Britain, Holland and then Spain. William Pitt addresses the House of Commons and Britain hesitantly joins the first coalition of anti-revolutionary European states to oppose the French threat.
Attack on Corsica in which Captain Horatio Nelson loses an eye.