This wax medallion depicts Robert Southey, Poet Laureate from 1813.
Medallion of Robert Southey by E W Wyon, 1835
© Wordsworth Trust
- 6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £125 ( Total: £500)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Given by the artist to William Wordworth.