George Crabbe(1754-1832), Poet
Sitter in 6 portraits
Poet who practised as a doctor in Aldeburgh before moving to London in 1780. He was befriended by Edmund Burke who helped him publish The Village, a grim picture of rural poverty. He wrote a series of powerful narrative poems of rural life, most notably The Parish Register and The Borough (which includes the tale of 'Peter Grimes'). Byron called him 'Nature's sternest painter yet the best'.