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Robert Southey (1774–1843), Aged 54

Photo credit: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

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This copy came into possession of John Gibson's family through marriage. A letter to Mrs Hughes from Robert Southey, ' Keswick, Jan 27 1827, When next I may be in town I am to sit to your friend Sir Thomas Lawrence for Mr Peel. I have been made by different artists to look like a Methodist preacher, like an assassin, like a fop, like a fool, like a prig, like a sensualist, like a Jew who sells oranges, and like a felon on his trial for uttering false notes.

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery


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    oil on canvas

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    20.1 x 16.5 cm

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