Lady with Anchor Fireplace
|Exterior width||1676 mm (66")|
|Exterior height||1435 mm (56 ½")|
|Interior width||1191 mm (46 ⅞")|
|Interior height||1105 mm (43 ½")|
|Jamb width*||1486 mm (58 ½")|
Lady with Anchor Georgian Fireplace
Long associated with Emma, Lady Hamilton, wife of the British ambassador to Naples and noted antiquarian, Sir William Hamilton, but better known as the amour of Lord Nelson.
The American writer Susan Sontag has referred to Hamilton's acquisition of a chimneypiece from his friends the Adams for use in his Naples residence. Emma Hamilton was frequently sketched by David Allan, drawing master of the Trustees Acacdemy in Edinburgh, during his time in Naples, and it is likely that this depiction is based on one of his sketch portraits of Emma in her 'attitudes'.
Thistle & Rose revived this pattern for the Captain's residence of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
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