Shelley Portrait on Long-Term Loan to Eton College

November 11 2020

Image of Shelley Portrait on Long-Term Loan to Eton College

Picture: Eton College

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The collections department of Eton College have posted a blog concerning the recent acquisition of archival documents relating to the nineteenth century artist Joseph Severn (1793-1873).

As part of this acquisition is the announcement of the long-term loan of the above painting Shelley Composing ‘Prometheus Unbound’ in the Baths of Caracalla (1844-45). Severn produced some of the most iconic images of the poet and this version was commissioned by the Shelley's son Percy. The documents will be available for consultation when the college's library and archival services re-open after lockdown.

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