Benjamin Robert Haydon

Standard Name: Haydon, Benjamin Robert
Used Form: B. R. Haydon


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Friends, Associates Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
From 1832, when she began writing and editing in earnest, she entertained such figures as Benjamin Robert Haydon , Isaac D'Israeli , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , and Byron's former mistress the Countess Guiccioli (who visited England...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Barrett Browning
EBB 's disembodied participation in literary and artistic society expanded as she established often voluminous correspondences with Harriet Martineau , Richard Hengist Horne , painter Benjamin Robert Haydon , and American literati such as James Russell Lowell
Leisure and Society Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Her portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1822.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington,. “Introduction”. Conversations of Lord Byron, edited by Ernest J. Lovell, Princeton University Press, 1969, pp. 3-114.
Molloy, Joseph Fitzgerald. The Most Gorgeous Lady Blessington. Downey, 1896.
Benjamin Robert Haydon was another of those who painted her.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington,. “Introduction”. Conversations of Lord Byron, edited by Ernest J. Lovell, Princeton University Press, 1969, pp. 3-114.
Leisure and Society Mary Russell Mitford
Benjamin Robert Haydon painted MRM in the mid 1820s: his portrait, now in the Reading Museum and Art Gallery , shows her plump and smiling, and (it was later complained) insufficiently genteel. John Lucas went...
Leisure and Society Amelia Opie
In Paris in 1829 she was sculpted by Jacques-Louis David in profile, for a medal. Eleven years later, at the Anti-Slavery Convention in London, she sat with other delegates to the convention for Benjamin Haydon
Publishing Harriet Downing
A sentimental frontispiece features five putti disporting themselves in the clouds. Since the poem later refers to these as the youthful Muses who inspire,
Downing, Harriet. Mary; or, Female Friendship. James Harper, 1816.
it seems that they represent HD 's children. Downing dedicated...
Textual Features Mary Linskill
Carl Forrest's Faith was inspired by ML 's reading of an obituary of the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull . Bull's early deprivation of family or friends, his struggle with poverty, his determined faith in his...
Textual Features Mary Linskill
Again she had Benjamin Haydon in mind in depicting her protagonist, a man with an unshakable belief, maintained throughout every kind of discouragement from the outside world, in the genius within him. Largely at her...
Textual Production Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There followed, also in the Athenæum, a review of Wordsworth 's poems in August 1842. As well as these, EBB provided both critical contributions on Carlyle and Tennyson , and material gleaned from her...
Textual Production George Paston
GP published three history books this year: Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century, B. R. Haydon and His Friends, and Old Coloured Books (on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century illustrated works).
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.


28 December 1817
The painter Benjamin Haydon held what later became known as the immortal dinner so that the young John Keats might meet the eminent William Wordsworth .
The Houses of Parliament were rebuilt in the Gothic style by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin , following their destruction by fire in October 1834.
By 18 July 1846
Lectures on Painting and Design by Benjamin Robert Haydon (who had killed himself in June this year) appeared in print. It put forward influential new theories of art education, state patronage, and industrial design.


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