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A small bust of the poet Robert Southey (1774 – 1843) by Goss. Southey was one of the "Lake Poets" who lived in the English Lake District. As well as being a poet, Southey wrote essays and biographies and was a keen historian. He was Poet Laureate from 1813 until his death.
The bust shows Southey’s elegant, noble profile and is well marked "From the Drawing by Hancock (1796) Copyright as Act directs (W) H Goss Stoke on Trent March 30 1880".
Height: 18¼ cm (7½“)
Condition: slight curve to base, otherwise perfect.