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.


Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
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The reopening of Wordsworth Grasmere will be postponed until further notice, following the advice from Public Health England in relation to COVID-19.

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