Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Keats' Grave Greetings Card

£2.65 £1.50

This single greeting card depicts John Keats' (1795-1821) grave, as painted by William Bell Scott, in oil on canvas, in 1873.

The poet John Keats (1795-1821) was buried in the New Protestant Cemetery in Rome on 26 February 1821. Arthur Severn arranged the tombstone, which bears the epitaph: THIS GRAVE CONTAINS ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF A YOUNG ENGLISH POET WHO ON HIS DEATH-BED In the BITTERNESS of his HEART [at] the malicious power of his [enemies] desired these words to be engrav[ed] on his tombstone "HERE LIES ONE WHOSE NAME WAS WRIT IN WATER" Feby 24 1821.

All Ashmolean branded cards packs are made from paper sourced from sustainable forests, and come in a biodegradeable cellophane wrap.

This Item is excluded from the greeting card offer.

Dimensions: 12.5cm x 18cm