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1Mean time in Greenwich Works from the private collection of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford go on show this month at the Queen’s House in Greenwich, for the first time since the 1950s.

Woburn Treasures includes works by Van Dyck, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Poussin and Canaletto, all on display alongside art from the national collection of Royal Museums Greenwich.

Left Parrots, c. 1890 Meissen Porcelain factory, from the Woburn Abbey Collection

Right Gold alloy headdress with elaborate feline heads, Peru, 800– 550 BC. Museo Kuntur Wasi

Far right Drinking vessel showing a human figure wearing both Western and Inca attire, 18th century. © 2021 The Trustees of the British Museum

Below left Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) The Old Rabbi, 1643, oil on panel, from the Woburn Abbey Collection 2Andes up More than 40 objects on loan from nine museums in Peru, and dating from up to 3,000 years ago, go on show at the British Museum in

3to see in NOVEMBER

London this month, marking the 200th-anniversary of the country’s independence.

The pieces will be displayed with 80 other gems from the museum’s own collection in the exhibition Peru: a Journey in Time, opening on November 11. From the early culture of Chavin in 1200BC, to the fall of the Incas in 1532, the exhibition charts the rise and fall of six little-known Peruvian societies.

Gold alloy ear plates with feline features, Peru, 800–550 BC. Museo Kuntur Wasi

Below left Canaletto (1697-1768) Regatta on the Grand Canal, 1740, oil on canvas, from the Woburn Abbey Collection

Below Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828) bust of Caroline Campbell, Lady Ailesbury, © Jonathan Kagan Collection

Below right John Downman (1750-1824). Portrait of Anne Seymour Damer, 1793, private collection

3Nothing like a Damer The work of the sculptress Anne Seymour Damer (1748-1828) is celebrated in a new exhibition at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, the former home of her godfather – Horace Walpole.

The central object of In Focus: Celebrating Sculptress Anne Seymour Damer, on until January 3, is Damer’s marble bust of her mother, Caroline Campbell, Lady Ailesbury, probably made in the late 1780s and until recently on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Once described as a “female genius” by Horace Walpole, Damer was trained in sculpture by Giuseppe Ceracchi and John Bacon and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1784 to 1818.

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