The Hon.ble Mrs. Demer.
Published March 1st 1774 by J. R. Smith, No. 4 Exeter Court, Strand.
Mezzotint, very fine impression; 280 x 380mm. Trimmed to image.
Anne, daughter of the Hon. Seymor Conway, the distinguished General and Field Marshall, was an amateur sculptor of considerable talent. Horace Walpole left her Strawberry Hill for her life. She died in 1828. Standing, hands together. Round the neck a black ribbon to which is attached a locket. A long plait of hair falls over each shoulder. Landscape in background. In this state (2/4) the title is mis-spelt 'Demer'. This was later corrected to 'Damer'.
Hamilton: p.94. [State 2/4]. O'Dench 34; Hamilton: 94; CS: 51; Frankau: 105; From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
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