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Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk

Bust: Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Erection date: /7/2012

Inscription

Hester Thrale, born 1741.
Hester was a colourful member of London society, noted for her wit and charm. Her book Reflections is recognised today as an early feminist history, and her Anecdotes on the late Samuel Johnson is a valuable source for quotations.
Artist: Jacqueline West
By: Southbank Mosaics
Arts Council of England

Site: Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk (10 memorials)

SE1, King Edward Walk, Morley College

These 10 portrait mosaics are the result of a project by Morley College to celebrate the achievements of significant women who have lived or worked in the Waterloo area. Left to right: Thrale, Seacole, Mallett, Hill, McCall, Szabo, Mellor, Kelly, Rabatts, Bell. There is a small label under each mosaic which we have transcribed. Many of these portraits seem to have been installed at a slight tilt; for our photos we have set the worst offenders upright.

See also another 4 portrait mosaics on the Westminster Bridge Road side of the college.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Information Subjects commemorated

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Dr. Samuel Johnson

Essayist, biographer, lexicographer and speaker of quotes. Born Lichfield, St...

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Mrs Hester Thrale (Piozzi)

Writer and good friend to Samuel Johnson. Born near Bwlheli, Caernarvonshire,...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Information Created by

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Arts Council of England / Great Britain

1940 the Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was set up ...

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Southbank Mosaics

Southbank Mosaics actively promotes equal opportunities and cross-cultural, i...

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Jacqueline West

Mosaic artist, active in 2012.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale

Information Also at this site

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Morley Mosaics - KEW - Annie McCall

Dr Annie McCall, born 1859. Annie founded the Clapham Maternity Hospital and ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Heather Rabbatts

Heather Rabbatts, born 1955. Heather was a Jamaican born British lawyer, busi...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly, born 1954. Jude is a theatre director and producer with over 100 ...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Margaret Mellor

Margaret Mellor, born 1933. As a Waterloo resident Margaret has worked for th...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole, born 1805. Mary learned natural medicine in Jamaica and volunte...

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