W.m Wordsworth [facsimile signature].
London Published Aug.t 6 1841 by F.G. Moon, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 20, Threadneedle Street.
Rare mezzotint on india, private plate. 340 x 230mm (13½ x 9"); very large margins.
A seated portrait of William Wordsworth (1770-1850), before an arched window. The painter, Margaret Gillies (1803-87), a Scottish painter known for her portraits of Wordsworth & Charles Dickens. For many years she lived with Thomas Southwood Smith, the physician who dissected Jeremy Bentham in 1832: Bentham's 'auto-con' (the box holding his preserved body) lived with them until 1850 when it was acquired by University College London.
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