John Keats(1795-1821), Poet
Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist associated with 2 portraits
The poet Keats developed his natural gifts for language and imagery and, in a tragically short career, became a mature and reflective poet. One of the second generation of Romantic poets, he is best known for the series of great odes that includes To a Nightingale (1819). He died of tuberculosis in Rome in 1821.
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