GORDON, John Watson
(b. 1788, Edinburgh, d. 1864, Edinburgh)

Portrait of Charles Lamb

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Oil on canvas, 76 x 64 cm
Private collection

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was a celebrated essayist, poet and novelist. A close associate of William Hazlitt, with whom he shared a critical enthusiasm for painting, Lamb was an integral part of the literary world of Regency England, and a central figure in the Romantic movement.