Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Marble
  • 21 × 11 inches · 533 × 279 mm
  • Carved in 1789
    On the front of the socle: ‘CAROLINA •/ CAMPBELL •/ ARGATHELLAE •/ DUCIS • FILIA •’
    On the left-hand side of the socle: ‘ANNA •/ SEYMOUR • DAMER •/ FECIT •’
    On the back of the bust: ‘ANNA/ ΣΕΙΜΟΡΙΣ/ ΔΑΜΕΡ/ ΕΠΟΙΕΙ/ ΦΙΛΗ ΜΗΤΗΡ/ ΑΥΤΗΣ’

    By John Jones, ‘Caroline Campbell Countess of Ailesbury, from the original bust in marble executed by her daughter the Honble Anne Damer’, stipple engraving, published by James Roberts, June 26, 1790.


  • Bequeathed by the artist to her cousin Lady Louisa Johnston;
  • Captain Frederick Campbell-Johnston (1812-1896), son of the above; 
  • By inheritance in the Campbell-Johnston family;
  • Campbell-Johnson sale, Sotheby’s London, 8th December, 2006, lot.142;
  • Private collection, New York to 2022;
  • Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd.


  • On loan to the British Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
  • Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, 2021-2


  • Percy Noble, Anne Seymour Damer: A Woman of Art and Fashion, London, 1908, p.79;
  • Ed. W. S. Lewis, The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence, New Haven and London, 1944, vol.12, p.274, ‘Her mother in marble’;
  • Ingrid Roscoe, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660-1851, New Haven and London, 2009, p.336, no.31;
  • Richard Webb, Mrs D The Life of Anne Damer (1748-1828), Studley, 2008, p.XXIV, reproduced.

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