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Benjamin Robert Haydon; John Keats

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Benjamin Robert Haydon; John Keats

by John Keats, and Benjamin Robert Haydon
2 3/4 in. x 8 in. (70 mm x 203 mm)
NPG 3250

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed in Haydon's autograph: a vile caricature of/B.R. Haydon by John Keats and numbered top left (13) 48b.

This portraitback to top

'The vile caricature' is drawn at the top of a sheet of sketches for Haydon's 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem'; at the bottom between two pillars is a profile of Keats himself by Haydon. The page is one of two torn from Haydon's Diary by Haydon's son, Frederick Wordsworth Haydon, and acquired by Henry Buxton Forman, the editor of Keats's and Shelley's Works. The other page has a more ambitious drawing of Keats.

Provenanceback to top

B. R. Haydon; Frederick Wordsworth Haydon; Henry Buxton Forman and bought from his son 1945.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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