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Wordsworth Dove Cottage by Somerset Galleries Thom Thumb Limited Edition

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    Here we have a beautiful shadow box glass framed hand made & painted Wordsworth's Dove Cottage Tom Thumb Limited Edition by Somerset Galleries Ltd.

    These fabulous little 3D depictions are beautifully modelled and highly detailed. The models themselves are probably resin or plaster of Paris and have been lovingly hand painted with the minutest detail. They come presented in a glass fronted shadow box frame made from mahogany. The frame size is 21cm x 16cm x 4.5cm deep.

    This is the beautiful Dove Cottage, No 63 of the Tom Thumb collection, home to William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850.

    Dove Cottage is a house on the edge of Grasmere in the Lake District of England. It is best known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, where they spent over eight years of "plain living, but high thinking". During this period, William wrote much of the poetry for which he is remembered today, including his "Ode: Intimations of Immortality", "Ode to Duty", "My Heart Leaps Up" and "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud", together with parts of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude. William Wordsworth married his wife Mary in 1802, and she and her sister joined the Wordsworths at Dove Cottage. The family quickly expanded, with the arrival of three children in four years, and the Wordsworth's left Dove Cottage in 1808 to seek larger lodgings. The cottage was then occupied by Thomas De Quincey for a number of years, before being let to a succession of tenants. The cottage was acquired by the Wordsworth Trust in 1890 and opened to the public as a writer's home museum in 1891. The house is a Grade 1 listed building, and remains largely unchanged from Wordsworth's day. It receives approximately 70,000 visitors a year.
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