Regency Portraits Catalogue

Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823), Poet

Poet, author of The Farmer's Boy, doggerel lines praised by Byron, translated into several languages, but which made Lamb 'feel sick'.

'He is of a slender make, of about five feet four inches high, very dark complexion' (George Bloomfield's Memoir, 1798, prefixed to The Farmer's Boy).

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Daniel 1863
George Daniel, Love's Labours Not Lost, 1863, p 135.

Last 1937
G. H. Last, Catalogue of Books 225, 1937, p 9a.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.