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Amelia Curran (1775-1847), Painter

Artist associated with 4 portraits
Amelia Curran was an Irish painter. She met Percy Shelley in 1810 and the two remained friends for the rest of their lives. In 1812, Curran went with Shelley to Ireland as his travelling companion. She later moved to Rome, where she developed a close friendship and correspondence with his second wife, Mary. After a few years living in Naples and Rome, Curran returned to Rome, where she lived for the rest of her life.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Amelia Curran
oil on canvas, 1819
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1234


Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Alfred Clint, after Amelia Curran, and Edward Ellerker Williams
oil on canvas, (1819)
NPG 1271


Percy Bysshe Shelley

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr, after Amelia Curran
stipple and line engraving, (1819)
NPG D6851


Percy Bysshe Shelley

by William Finden, published by Black & Armstrong, after Amelia Curran
stipple and line engraving, (1819)
NPG D14892

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