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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Poet

Sitter in 10 portraits
As a youth, the poet Coleridge was a radical inspired by the French Revolution. With Robert Southey he planned to emigrate to America to establish a 'pantisocratic' society of equals. In 1798, his collaboration with William Wordsworth culminated in Lyrical Ballads which, with Wordsworth's later 'Preface' (1800), became a manifesto for revolutionary poetics. Coleridge's most successful poems include the visionary Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798), Frost at Midnight (1798) and Kubla Khan (1816).

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Peter Vandyke
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Robert Hancock
black, red and brown chalk and pencil, 1796
NPG 452

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by William Say, published by Marseille Middleton Holloway, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 2 November 1840
NPG D32122

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by William Say, published by Marseille Middleton Holloway, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 2 November 1840
NPG D19942

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Samuel Cousins, after Washington Allston
mezzotint, published 1854
NPG D34029

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Samuel Cousins, after Washington Allston
mezzotint, published 1854
NPG D34030

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, circa 1798
NPG D13985