Monday, 13 September 2010

Killerton House - Hannah More

This painting in Killerton House is of Hannah More and is by H. W. Pickersgill.

Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was an English religious writer, Romantic and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick, as a writer on moral and religious subjects, and as a practical philanthropist. I have read her biography and a number of her works and she is a fascinating character.

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