Bust of Queen Caroline by Anne Seymour Damer

This impressive bust is of the ill-fated consort of George IV when Princess of Wales.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,700)
Acquired in:
1979
Vendor:
Cyril Humphris

Seymour Damer was virtually the only British sculptress of note before the 20th century, even if Walpole's praise of her as the equal of Bernini and the great sculptors of antiquity is extravagant. She was a personal friend of the Princess of Wales, and the present bust was done from life. It is a good example of her late style, combining forceful characterisation with a pure neo-classical treatment of form.

Provenance

Cyril Humphris.

Venue details

Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, LONDON London SE10 8QX 020 8853 0035 www.english-heritage.org.uk/Rangershouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.60)

25 Mar – 30 Sep

Sun – Wed, 11am and 2pm guided tour only

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