Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 -1834)

after Washington Allston (Georgetown 1779 - Cambridgeport 1843)
National Trust Inventory Number 253348

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1814
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1104 x 875 mm
Place of origin
Collection Coleridge Cottage, Somerset
On show at Coleridge Cottage, Somerset, South West, National Trust

This oil painting shows Coleridge, age 42, and is a full size copy by young Bristol artist James Curnock (1812-62). The original portrait was made by Coleridge's American friend Washington Allston, to be hung in Poole's house in the village.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) after Washington Allston (Georgetown 1779 - Cambridgeport 1843) from the original paintings at Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, 1814 (NPG). A half-length portrait of the poet, seated and looking to the left in an eccleciastical interior. He has his right hand inside his coat and his left is resting on his left leg on top of a red scarf and holding a letter.


Thomas Poole, Stowey; on loan from Friends of Coleridge.

Credit line

Friends of Coleridge

Makers and roles

after Washington Allston (Georgetown 1779 - Cambridgeport 1843), artist

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Periods 19th century (174337)
Maker Washington Allston (Georgetown 1779 - Cambridgeport 1843) (4)
Subjects Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) (14)
Object Type Oil painting (14440)

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