Anne Tanqueray

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Anne Tanqueray
Born Anne Willaume
1691
Died 1733
Tingrith, England
Nationality English
Known for Metalwork

Anne Tanqueray née Willaume (1691–1733) was an English silversmith, active from 1724–1733.

Biography[edit]

Tanqueray was born in 1691 to David Willaume I, a prominent Huguenot silversmith, who had come to London from France in 1685.[1] In 1717, she married David Tanqueray, her father's apprentice; they had two sons.[2] Her husband established a workshop, and it is likely that Tanqueray created items bearing her husband's mark.[1] Upon her husband's death, after 1724, she took over his business and she entered two marks (Sterling and New Standard) in the register at Goldsmiths' Hall.[2] Her marks appeared alongside her husband's original 1713 mark, with his name being struck through and hers written above, as opposed to a new entry, which was custom for a widow.[3] This appears to be the only instance in which this happened.

As a female silversmith in the 18th century, Tanqueray would have had the opportunity to produce her own work and oversee skilled journeymen.[1] Tanqueray's workshop was noted for its high level of excellence and in 1729 it became Subordinate Goldsmith to the King.[1]

Tanqueray died in 1733 and was buried in Tingrith on 25 July that year.[3]

Examples of Tanqueray's work can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museum Wales, Welbeck Abbey, and the Clark Art Institute.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anne Tanqueray". CLARA Database of Women Artists.
  2. ^ a b Wees, Beth Carver (1997). English, Irish, & Scottish Silver at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Hudson Hills. p. 230. ISBN 1555951171.
  3. ^ a b "Salt | Tanqueray, Anne | V&A Search the Collections". collections.vam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-14.

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