Gallery for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "On a Portrait of Wordsworth"

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This gallery is designed to accompany an omnibus edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's (EBB's) "On a Portrait of Wordsworth, by B. R. Haydon," a poem that functions as an ekphrasis of a portrait by Haydon of William Wordsworth. That portrait in turn alludes to previous portraits by Haydon of Napoleon Bonaparte and of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Further discussions of these allusions can be found in the annotated edition of EBB's sonnet authored by Dino Franco Felluga, Joshua King, Christopher Rovee, and Marjorie Stone: