12 of 15 portraits of John Keats
by Henry Meyer, published by Henry Colburn, after Joseph Severn
stipple engraving, 1828
9 in. x 5 3/4 in. (228 mm x 147 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 8 5/8 in. (305 mm x 218 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- John Keats (1795-1821), Poet. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Henry Colburn (1784 or 1785-1855), Publisher. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 280 portraits.
- Joseph Severn (1793-1879), Painter and Civil Servant. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Events of 1828back to top
Current affairsDuke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.
Art and scienceLondon Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
InternationalDaniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.
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