Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Joseph Severn
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Artist
    (December 7, 1793-August 3, 1879)
    Born in Hoxton, England, United Kingdom
    Best known for his portraits of John Keats
    Other paintings include 'Hermia and Helena' (1815), 'The Vintage' (1825), 'The Fountain' (1826), 'The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner' (1839) and 'Shelley Writing Prometheus Unbound' (1845)
    Served as British consul to Rome (1860-71)
    He is remembered more for his friendship with Keats than for his art.
    Before leaving England with Keats, he fathered a son out of wedlock.
    He was a name dropper.
    He fled England for the Isle of Jersey to escape his creditors (1853).
    As British consul, he was constantly in hot water for overstepping his authority.
    He was the only one of Keats' friends willing to travel with the poet to Italy.
    His letters to friends are the only surviving account of Keats' final days.
    In the preface of his elegy 'Adonais,' Percy Bysshe Shelley thanked Severn for his devotion to Keats.
    He was a popular painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy 53 times.
    He used his position as consul to free Italian political prisoners.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News