3 of 16 portraits of John Keats
by Benjamin Robert Haydon
plaster cast of life-mask, 1816
9 1/4 in. (235 mm) high
Given by Miss Charlotte Reynolds, 1883
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- John Keats (1795-1821), Poet. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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- Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), History painter and diarist. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
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This cast is one of a number made for Keats's close friends; it belonged to the poet John Hamilton Reynolds. Another cast was described by Keats's sister as a perfect copy of the features of my dear brother, though she thought the expression more severe than the sweet and mild original.