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John Keats (1795-1821), Poet

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 2 portraits
The poet Keats developed his natural gifts for language and imagery and, in a tragically short career, became a mature and reflective poet. One of the second generation of Romantic poets, he is best known for the series of great odes that includes To a Nightingale (1819). He died of tuberculosis in Rome in 1821.

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3250

Benjamin Robert Haydon; John Keats

by John Keats, and Benjamin Robert Haydon
pen and ink, 1816
NPG 3250

3251

John Keats

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
pen and ink, 1816
NPG 3251

686

John Keats

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
plaster cast of life-mask, 1816
NPG 686

686b

John Keats

by Elkington & Co, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
electrotype of life-mask, 1884 (1816)
On display at Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere
NPG 686b

686a

John Keats

by T. Sampson, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1828 (1816)
NPG 686a

1605

John Keats

by Joseph Severn
oil on ivory, 1819
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1605

1963

John Keats

by Charles Armitage Brown
pencil, 1819
NPG 1963

58

John Keats

by Joseph Severn
oil on canvas, 1821-1823
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 58

194

John Keats

by William Hilton, after Joseph Severn
oil on canvas, (circa 1822)
On display at Keats House, London
NPG 194

D36763

Benjamin Robert Haydon; John Keats

by Arthur Dawson, after John Keats, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
photograph, before 1934 (1816)
NPG D36763

D36764

John Keats

by Arthur Dawson, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
photograph, before 1934 (1816)
NPG D36764

D20019

John Keats

by Henry Meyer, published by Henry Colburn, after Joseph Severn
stipple engraving, 1828
NPG D20019

D5220

John Keats

by Charles Wentworth Wass, after William Hilton
stipple engraving, published 1841
NPG D5220

4031

John Keats

possibly by Charles Smith
plaster cast of death mask, circa 1880s (1821)
NPG 4031

D13956

John Keats

by Charles Wentworth Wass, after William Hilton
stipple engraving, published 1841
NPG D13956

D9359

John Keats

by John Henry Robinson, after Joseph Severn
stipple engraving, published 1848
NPG D9359

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