Statue of The Hon. Mrs Anne Seymour Damer by Giuseppe Cerrachi

Marble, 181cm high, London, c1777, British Museum
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This statue is described by the British Museum website as “Marble statue of the Hon Mrs Anne Seymour Damer (1749-1828) as the Muse of Sculpture by Giuseppe Ceracchi (1751-1801)”.

Mrs Damer was herself a sculptor, so, intriguingly, this is a sculpture of a sculptor, posing as the muse of sculpture, by a sculptor!

My notes on the work can be found here: Statue of The Hon Mrs Anne Seymour Damer