Profile of Wordsworth by Benjamin Robert Haydon

The portrait of Wordsworth on the recto derives from the lifemask Haydon took of Wordsworth in 1815.


Details

Medium:
Pencil drawing; sketch in pen & ink on verso
Dimensions:
21 x 19.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,200 ( Total: £3,036)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Bonhams

This drawing is the basis for the preparatory drawing Haydon made for the portrait of Wordsworth in Haydon's painting 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem' (1819). The lifemask and 1819 drawing are already in the collection of the Wordsworth Trust. The sketch on the verso depicts the figure of Wordsworth with head bent and arms folded which was used in the painting.

Provenance

Sotheby's, 1973; Roy Davids.

Venue details

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum Town End, GRASMERE Cumbria LA22 9SH 01539 435 544 www.wordsworth.org.uk

Entry details

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