Bust: Morley mosaics - KEW - Hester Thrale
Erection date: /7/2012
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.