“I shall soon be laid in the quiet grave -- thank God for the quiet grave -- O! I can feel the cold earth upon me -- the daisies growing over me -- O for this quiet -- it will be my first."
Hand-crafted by Roman artisan Walter Dell'Erba, these elegant silver pendants with Cabouchon ruby cores are inspired by the flower and daisy motifs painted on to the ceilings of the apartment in which John Keats and Joseph Severn lodged while in Rome.
The sale of each of these chain and pendants will go towards the forthcoming restoration of our building's historic ceilings, following the recently completed restoration of the Severn Room floor and other building projects.
KEATS, BORGES AND THE NIGHTINGALE: A celebration of the Borges manuscript at the Keats-Shelley House with an essay by Jason Wilson