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


Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

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We are now closed until spring 2020 to complete the final stages of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth. Our shop will remain open; in November and December the shop opening hours will be Friday-Tuesday, 11.00am-4.00pm.

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