Silhouette of the romantic poet John Keats noting the year of his death, 1821.
On 31 October, 1795, the poet John Keats was born, some believe, in a humble Inn run by his father in central London. He was part of the
second generation of the Romantic Movement along with Shelley and Byron. In 1816 as a medical student, he applied for an apocathary licence but
resolved to make his way as a poet.
John Keats Silhouette using Verre Églomisé:French term meaning glass gilded where metal is adhered using a gelatine adhesive. It may combined with reverse painting on glass. Dates back to pre-Roman eras but name is derived from 18th century French decorator and art dealer Jean-Bapiste Glomy (1711-1786) who repopularised it. John Keats in February of 1821 he died of TB in Rome, Italy. This seems a respectful visual epitaph of a young man who was truly appreciated posthumously like so many great artists.
Painted c.1825 evidence by type of paper placed at rear.
Size of image = 95mm x 65mm
Size of original Maple Birdseye veneer frame with gilded fillet= 165mm x 195mm
Condition = excellent
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