Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 -1834)
||Oil on canvas
||1104 x 875 mm
|Place of origin
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.
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.
Friends of Coleridge
Makers and roles
after Washington Allston (Georgetown 1779 - Cambridgeport 1843), artist