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

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.

Wax




Exhibitions at Wordsworth Grasmere

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