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.


Given by the artist to William Wordworth.


Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
015394 35544

Opening times

Due to our redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth, our opening times will vary in 2020. Please check our website ahead of your visit for more information.

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