Richd. M. Milnes [facsimile signature.]
London, Published July 27th 1839, by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph on india paper, india 210 x 160mm. 8¼ x 6¼".
Portrait of Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809 - 1885), politician and poet. While at Trinity College, Cambridge, Milnes joined the progressive Apostles Club, which included the poets Alfred Tennyson and Arthur Henry Hallam. Milnes entered Parliament as an MP in 1837 and was actively involved in issues of copyright and the establishment of juvenile reformatories. He was made a peer in 1863. His early poetry led many to regard him as one of the most promising writers of his generation, but he is better remembered as an influential member of literary society and as a patron of writers. He published the Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats (1848), secured a pension for Tennyson and was an early champion of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
Not in O'Donoghue. NPG.
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