Robert Southey with his Daughter and Son by Adam Buck

Robert Southey, Poet Laureate, stands gesturing out to sea.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour, gouache, on card
Dimensions:
42 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £4,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Sotheby's

He embraces on his three younger daughters and his youngest son and future biographer Cuthbert Charles stands at his knee. The castle which rises dramatically in the background may tentatively be identified as St. Michael's Mount.

Provenance

Sotheby's.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544 www.wordsworth.org.uk

Entry details

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