A man sits at a table, pen in hand, posed to write on the sheet of paper before him. On the floor is a discarded piece of paper. His hat and coat hang from a peg on the wall beside the chimney above which is a shelf of books and a picture. The only other furnishings in the room are a broken chair, a bed tilted up against the wall, and a chamber pot.
- Author: Davison, William, 1780-1858.
- Title: The distrest poet.
- Published: Alnwick : Printed and published by W. Davison, [between 1812 and 1817].
Acquired January, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.