Cartoon portrait of William Wordsworth

Description

This drawing of William Wordsworth was made in 1833, when Wordsworth was 63 years old. The signature at the bottom left is of ‘Alfred Croquis’, the pseudonym of the artist Daniel Maclise.

This is one of a collection of 80 drawings of eminent people made for Fraser’s Magazine, a general and literary magazine published in London between 1830 and 1882. Other figures drawn included Walter Scott, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Charles Lamb.

Full title:
A Collection of Literary Portraits from Fraser's Magazine
Published:
1833, London
Format:
Print / Image
Creator:
Alfred Croquis [pseudonym] , Daniel Maclise
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
Cup.400.c.27.

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