Drawing

Portrait of Thomas Moore, poet

1830-8 (made)

Maclise

Height: 23 cm max, Width: 16 cm

F.87:19 PDP

Daniel Maclise, R.A. Portrait of Thomas Moore, poet. Pencil and watercolour drawing on paper, mid-19th century.

Moore sits a a table with a book open against his left arm. In his right hand he has a pen. Also on the table are an ink well, an oil lamp and envelopes, and a small flower in a vase. Moore looks off to the left. He wears a brown coat and blue trousers. Next to him is a trellis with a plant growing up it.

One of 24 original drawings (F.87:1 - 24) of many of the figures of the gallery of illustrious literary characters, published on 'Fraser's Magazine', 1830 - 1838 under the signature of 'Alfred Croquis'.

Forster Bequest

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case PD, shelf 34

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