B.R. Haydon, Esqr.
London Published by Henry Colburn & Co. Conduit Street, Decr. 1st. 1820.
Engraving. 110 x 185mm (4¼ x 7¼").
Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), History painter and diarist. A friend of Wordsworth, Keats and Lamb, Haydon was convinced of his own towering genius, but apart from a couple of successes, his career as a history painter was ultimately a failure. Unwilling to compromise his ideals, he was endlessly in debt and was driven to suicide in 1846.
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