Joseph Severn (sĕv´ərn), 1793–1879, English portrait and landscape painter. He was consul at Rome from 1861 to 1872. He is best known for his devotion to Keats during the poet's last days. He became a popular portraitist, especially among the friends and associates of Keats.
See biography by W. Sharp (1892, repr. 1973); S. Smith, Countess of Birkenhead, Against Oblivion (1944) and Illustrious Friends (1965).
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