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John Keats

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John Keats, by Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1816 - NPG 686 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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
Primary Collection
NPG 686


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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.

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