© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Hilton, after Joseph Severn Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (circa 1822)
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
- John Keats (1795-1821), Poet. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- William Hilton (1786-1839), History painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Severn (1793-1879), Painter and Civil Servant. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 346
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 288
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