William Collins, at the age of 14.
[London, Published for J. Asperne, 32, Cornhill 1st Octr. 1811.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 150 x 110mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on album sheet.
An illustration from the 'European Magazine'. A half length portrait in an oval of English poet William Colllins (1721 - 1759). Directed to the left, looking at the viewer and wearing a short wig, jacket, and whtie shirt with frill. Collins was an important and influential poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow. This illustration is after the only portrait of William Collins ever to be produced.
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