Sketch of poet William Wordsworth found

Published on January 7th, 2011 | by Admin


A drawing kept in a provincial British museum has been found to be an image of the poet William Wordsworth.

The drawing belonging to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, Devon, was being formatted for inclusion on the museum’s website when the curator of art, John Madin, noticed the sitter’s resemblance to other known images of the poet.

The National Portrait Gallery has now confirmed that the man in the drawing is Wordsworth, famous for works such as I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

It is thought the drawing commemorates a meeting between the two in September 1806, when Constable visited the Lake District on a sketching tour.

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