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Drawing - John Keats

John Keats

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Severn, Joseph, born 1793 - died 1879 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Charcoal on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 52

Physical description

Portrait of the poet John Keats in charcoal in an oval frame.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca. 1820 (made)


Severn, Joseph, born 1793 - died 1879 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Charcoal on paper


Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 6.6 cm

Object history note

Engraved in Leigh Hunt's Lord Byron and some of his Contemporaries, and in H. Buxton Forman's edition of Keat's Works.

Descriptive line

Charcoal drawing by Joseph Severn depicting a portrait of his friend, the poet John Keats. Great Britain, ca. 1820.


Charcoal; Paper



Subjects depicted

Poets; Portraits


Portraits; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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