William Hayley (1745-1820), Poet and biographer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Poet and biographer. His Triumphs of Music (1804) was ridiculed by Byron. His Ballads on Animals (1805) were illustrated by his friend Blake. The patron of Romney and Flaxman, and the friend of Cowper and Southey who wrote of him, 'Everything about that man is good except his poetry'.
by Caroline Watson, published by Henry Colburn & Co, published by Simpkin and Marshall, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 10 April 1823