"So eminently a classic genius": the British sculptor Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828), 21 October 16.30
Silvia Davoli (Curator, Strawberry Hill House, Research Associate, University of Oxford and Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections), Elyse Nelson (Assistant Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art), and Emanuela Tarizzo (Gallery Director, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art) will explore the life and work of British sculptor Anne Seymour Damer, who exhibited at the Royal Academy and enjoyed the patronage, among others, of Horace Walpole.
Join us on Wednesday 21st October at 4.30pm (BST).
Silvia Davoli - Curator, Strawberry Hill House, Research Associate, University of Oxford and Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections
Dr Silvia Davoli is Curator at Strawberry Hill House and a specialist in the history of collecting. She co-curated the exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill. Masterpieces from the Horace Walpole Collection (Oct 2018-Feb 2019). Silvia is also associate researcher at the University of Oxford and Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Collections.
Elyse Nelson - Assistant Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Elyse Nelson is assistant curator in the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is responsible for the collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century sculpture and cameos. Previously, Elyse worked on the curatorial teams that organized Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body at the Met Breuer in 2018 and Rodin at The Met in 2017. Her current projects include a collaborative reinstallation of the European Paintings galleries with paintings and sculpture, and a forthcoming exhibition entitled Carpeaux's 'Why Born Enslaved!': Sculpture in the Age of Abolition. Prior to joining the Met, Elyse taught art history at Berklee College of Music and had fellowships at The Met and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She studied art art history at Yale University and The Courtauld Institute of Art, and is completing her PhD at New York University Institute of Fine Arts.
Emanuela Tarizzo - Gallery Director, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
Emanuela is Gallery Director at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art and a member of the board of London Art Week. Since joining Tomasso Brothers in 2014, she has organised exhibitions, including joint shows with fellow art dealers and contemporary artists, authored catalogues and regularly hosted gallery talks. The gallery is renowned for its specialisation in Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, but successful rediscoveries and sales have also included Old Master Paintings. Tomasso Brothers has long collaborated with museums internationally, through loans, donations and acquisitions. Emanuela received her Bachelor's and Masters degrees in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art.