by John Henry Robinson, after Joseph Severn Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1848
7 3/4 in. x 5 in. (196 mm x 128 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Keats (1795-1821), Poet. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- John Henry Robinson (1796-1871), Engraver. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Joseph Severn (1793-1879), Painter and Civil Servant. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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