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Robert Southey

8 of 26 portraits on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

Robert Southey, by Peter Vandyke, 1795 - NPG 193 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Southey

by Peter Vandyke
oil on canvas, 1795
21 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. (546 mm x 445 mm)
Purchased, 1865
Primary Collection
NPG 193


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  • Peter Vandyke (1729-1799), Painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits.

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This portrait was painted for Joseph Cottle, the Bristol bookseller who published Southey's Joan of Arc (1796). Even Southey's long hair was a sign of youthful dissent: he had refused to have his 'mane shorn' by his college barber.

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  • NPG 192: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (companion portrait)

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