Rob.t Southey Esq.r.Poet Laurreate.
Pub.d by T. Phillips, March 1822.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Proof impression. Platemark: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Glued to album sheet.
A portrait of poet Robert Southey (1774 - 1843). Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called 'Lake Poets', and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. A democrat and close friend of Coleridge in his youth (they planned to start a Utopian settlement in Pennsylvania in the 1790s), Southey later became a political conservative. After Thomas Phillips (1770 - 1845). For a proof before letters impression, see item ref: 8875.
Ex: Collection the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. W: 270 II of II.
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