The Stage-Coach Breakfast
Edward Villiers Rippingille (King’s Lynn 1798 – Birmingham 1859)
Art / Oil paintings
1824 (signed and dated)
Oil on panel
822 x 1337 mm (32 3/8 x 52 5/8 in)Order this image
Clevedon Court, North Somerset
This is the artist's most important painting. In it he portrays many well-known writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who hands Wordsworth a boiled egg. This presumably imaginary scene in a coaching inn is designed to show off the association of such famous writers with the family of Sir Charles Abraham Elton of Clevedon Court, himself a gifted writer. Sir Charles's daughter, Julia Elizabeth can be seen pouring out the tea.
Oil painting on panel, The Stage-Coach Breakfast by Edward Villiers Rippingille (King’s Lynn 1798 – Birmingham 1859), signed and dated 1824. Rippingille's most important painting portrays many of the contributors to 'The London Magazine' and a number of members of Sir Charles Abraham Elton's family eg. Charles Lamb handing the bill, Coleridge holding a boiled egg for Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey ogles Julia Elizabeth (pouring tea). With Caroline Lucy, Lucy Caroline, Laura Mary, Sarah Elton etc.
Makers and roles
Edward Villiers Rippingille (King’s Lynn 1798 – Birmingham 1859), artist
Clevedon Court [The National Trust] revised 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, pp.27-28: The Bristol School of Artists: Francis Danby and Painting in Bristol 1810 - 1840, Francis Greenacre, 1973, no. 121