A Viagem de Anne Seymour Damer a Lisboa (1790-1971) e a Representação de Portugal Pitoresco, Católico e Sentimentalista como Espaço de Convalescença e Aprendizagem em Belmour ( 1801) e na Correspondência da Escultora

Translated title of the contribution: Anne Seymour Damer's travel to Lisbon (1790-1791) and the representation of Portugal picturesque, Catholic and sentimentalist as space of convalescence and learning in Belmour (1801) and the correspondence of the sculptor

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Abstract

In 1790-1791, the British sculptor Anne Seymour Damer (1749-
1828) travels to Lisbon for health reasons. Damer describes the picturesque city and its environs in several letters to her friends back
home, and she starts her novel Belmour (1801) in the Portuguese capital. This article analyses the realistic representation of Lisbon (as a
place of recovery) and Sintra (as a space of evasion and sentimental
learning) – through themes and narrative strategies such as religion,
health recovery, the cultural Other and ethnographic and historical
landscapes – in both the author’s letters and novel, which echo several contemporary British travel narratives about Portugal.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)129-162
Number of pages33
JournalRevista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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