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Anne Damer: Sculpting Society
8th March 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm£5
Join us on International Women’s Day and find out about the life and works of Anne Damer, whose works now adorn Henley Bridge.
Anne Dame(1749 – 1828) was a socialite, sculptor and author who spent much of her childhood at nearby Park Place, Remenham. She married John Damer, the son of Lord Milton, in 1767, but the marriage ended in separation after seven years. John Damer committed suicide in 1776, leaving his wife with considerable debts. However, it was during her widowhood that her career as an artist developed.
By 1818, she had exhibited 32 works at the Royal Academy and published a novel, Belmour.
Some of Damer’s most famous works include sculptures of Lady Melbourne, George III, Sarah Siddons, as well as the keystone sculptures of Thamesis and Isis that adorn the central arch of Henley Bridge.
Caroline Brown, Assistant Curator at the River & Rowing Museum, will explore how Anne Damer influenced society and politics in a world that was traditionally dominated by men.
To book your ticket, £5, please call: 01491 415600