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Collected Letters of Sir George and Lady Beaumont to the Wordsworth Family, 1803-1829 – with a Study of the Creative Exchange between Wordsworth and Beaumont - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Collected Letters of Sir George and Lady Beaumont to the Wordsworth Family, 1803-1829: with a Study of the Creative Exchange between Wordsworth and Beaumont

Jessica Fay

Abstract

This edition presents and contextualizes an archive of letters -- belonging to the Wordsworth Trust -- that reveal the creative and personal significance of the friendship between William Wordsworth and Sir George Beaumont. Beaumont is a key figure in the history of British Art. As well as being a respected amateur landscape painter, he was a prominent patron, collector, and co-founder of the National Gallery. Wordsworth described Beaumont’s friendship as one of the chief blessings of his life, and the letters reveal that the two men became collaborators as well as companions. In addition to d ... More

Keywords: collaboration, neoclassical, romantic, poetry, painting, friendship, British art, National Gallery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859531
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859531.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Fay, editor