Stipple with very large margins. Proof impression before letters. Laid, on India paper. Platemark: 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Light foxing.
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).
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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