Welcome to the Wordsworth and Romanticism Blog. Here you will find lively and engaging explorations of the literature, history and culture of the Romantic period (1750 to 1850) from a variety of contributors. Illuminating and thought-provoking, they offer fresh perspectives on a period in our cultural history that continues to fascinate and inspire.

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'The light in the depth of the Temple': Wordsworth and Rembrandt

by Brian Miller

 

The sculptor Auguste Rodin once denied the suggestion that he shared an ounce of genius with that Dutch nonesuch: “Compare me with Rembrandt! What sacrilege! With Rembrandt, the colossus of Art! We should prostrate ourselves before Rembrandt and never compare anyone with him!”

 

The imperative to place Rembrandt on a […]

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Bewick's portrait of Hazlitt, in the Wordsworth Trust collectionBewick's portrait of Hazlitt, in the Wordsworth Trust collection

William Hazlitt as painter and lecturer

by Colin Silver

The miscreant Hazlitt continues, I have heard, his abuse of… myself, in the ‘Examiner’. I hope that you do not associate with the fellow; he is not a proper person to be admitted into respectable society, being the most perverse and malevolent creature that ill-luck has ever thrown in my […]

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