To D. G. R.

Edmund Bates

General Description

Date: 1879 September 7
Rhyme: a5b3a5a5a5a5a3
Meter: iambic
Genre: lyric


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the South African National Gallery Manuscript text.

Scholarly Commentary


Edmund Bates was a picture dealer who corresponded with DGR in July 1879 about two pictures he had and that he believed were portraits of Blake and his wife. Bates has been thought to be from Leeds, but as this poem suggests, he seems to have lived in Farnham.

Printing History

The manuscript poem has never been printed.

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