Medallion of Robert Southey by E W Wyon

This wax medallion depicts Robert Southey, Poet Laureate from 1813.

Details

Medium:
Wax
Dimensions:
6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£125 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Geoffrey Blake

Wyon has depicted him in the style of a Roman Poet Laureate, giving him a heroic status. The portrait formed a pair with one of William Wordsworth, who succeeded Southey as Poet Laureate.

Provenance

Given by the artist to William Wordworth.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

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