Joseph Severn letter to John Taylor, p. 1

Joseph Severn, letter to John Taylor, 21 January 1825, p. 1. MA 214.6, p. 1. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909.


p. 1

Rome Jan[uar]y 21st. 1825

My dear Sir
    I take this first opportunity of
sending to you a little sketch of our
dear friend Keats, the only one I have
done from the life — I remember you
told me in your last letter that you
“would prefer any thing done from the
life, to a mere copy” — I have another
but it is a posthumous Portrait, which
I have kept myself now that I send
you this.—
    I have sent you 2 letters with
out hearing from you—have you rec[eive]d
them? one was respecting Keats’s
Memoir—pray tell me about it when
you have an hour’s leisure.—