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John Poole

(1786?-1872), Dramatist and writer

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 3 portraits
John Poole's reputation as a theatrical wit was established by the publication of his Hamlet Travestie in 1810. He was the author of some forty now forgotten plays, but is best remembered for his comedy Paul Pry (1825). Poole published a long series of humorous essays based on this work, brought together in Paul Pry's Journal of a Residence at Little Pedlington (1836), Paul Pry's Delicate Attentions (1837) and Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians (1839).

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John Poole, by Henry William Pickersgill - NPG 3807

John Poole

by Henry William Pickersgill
oil on canvas, feigned oval, engraved 1827
NPG 3807

John Poole, by George Clint, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D40345

John Poole

by George Clint, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, (circa 1826)
NPG D40345

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