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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'.

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George Crabbe

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, circa 1818-1819
NPG 1495


George Crabbe

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1821
NPG 316a(24a)


George Crabbe

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1821
NPG 316a(24b)


George Crabbe

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1821
NPG 316a(150)


George Crabbe

by William Holl Jr, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1847
NPG D34206


George Crabbe

after Thomas Phillips
stipple and line engraving, (1819)
NPG D14722

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