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  • ​Title: Gold oval brooch; with the hair of John Keats
  • Date: c.1822
  • Format: Oval brooch; 38mm (length)
  • Notes: The brooch was made in Rome to Joseph Severn's design, c.1822. The design is a replica of the lyre on Keats’s headstone (erected in 1828) - the lyre is strung with the hair of Keats. It was intended as a gift for Fanny Brawne. In 1861 Severn gave it to his daughter as a wedding present.
  • Call No: K/AR/01/002
23 May 2012
Last Modified:
09 September 2019