Percy Bysshe Shelley

1 portrait on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Amelia Curran, 1819 - NPG 1234 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Amelia Curran
oil on canvas, 1819
23 1/2 in. x 18 3/4 in. (597 mm x 476 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's daughter-in-law, Jane, Lady Shelley, 1899
Primary Collection
NPG 1234

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  • Amelia Curran (1775-1847), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits.

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One of the few portraits of the poet, it was painted in Rome by the art student, Amelia Curran. Though begged from her by Mary Shelley after her husband's death, it was not much liked by his friends.

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  • NPG 1271: Percy Bysshe Shelley (source portrait)
  • NPG D14892: Percy Bysshe Shelley (source portrait)
  • NPG D6851: Percy Bysshe Shelley (source portrait)

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