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Gerard Manley Hopkins

(1844-1889), Poet

Sitter in 7 portraits
Jesuit, classical teacher and poet; influenced by Christina Rossetti and close friend of Robert Bridges, become one of the most original poets of his time; while his most ambitious works such The Wreck of the Deutschland at first caused bewilderment, he is now widely appreciated for such poems as The Windhover and Pied Beauty in which he sought passionate celebration of man and nature and a sacramental view of creation.

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Gerard Manley Hopkins, by Ann Eleanor Hopkins - NPG 4264

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Ann Eleanor Hopkins
watercolour, 1859
NPG 4264

Gerard Manley Hopkins, by George Giberne - NPG P451

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by George Giberne
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859
NPG P451

Gerard Manley Hopkins, by George Giberne, printed by  Hills & Saunders - NPG P452

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by George Giberne, printed by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG P452

Gerard Manley Hopkins, by Forshaw & Coles - NPG P454

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Forshaw & Coles
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880
NPG P454

Gerard Manley Hopkins, by Forshaw & Coles - NPG P455

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Forshaw & Coles
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880
NPG P455

Gerard Manley Hopkins, by Forshaw & Coles - NPG Ax160655

Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Forshaw & Coles
albumen print, 1880
NPG Ax160655

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