Fanny Keats

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Postby korenbloem » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:40 am

Friend of mine who actually is a descendant from George Keats
told me that a straight descendant from Fanny Keats is at present part of the Spanish delegation to the UN inNYC.
She is married to a Spanish nobleman.
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Postby Saturn » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:56 am

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Postby korenbloem » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:14 pm

yes, it is amazing and tantalizing but he is just not that interested in his ancestry.
I keep working at him though,trying to get him to post something foru.m
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Postby Malia » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:24 pm

korenbloem wrote:yes, it is amazing and tantalizing but he is just not that interested in his ancestry.
I keep working at him though,trying to get him to post something foru.m


You know, a long time ago--over 10 years ago, I read a message written on a John Keats website's guestbook from a girl who is direct descendent of George Keats, living in Kentucky. She said that George Keats was her great, great, (great?) grandfather but didn't really care that she was related to one of the greatest of the English poets. It just wasn't a "big deal" to her. I remember sitting in the Whitman college computer lab reading that message and thinking, "Are you for *real*? I'd kill to have that kind of herritage." Too bad Keats's family didn't produce any nerdy English majors--we'd be crowing about our literary connection til the cows came home :lol:
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Postby dks » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:36 pm

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Postby Saturn » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:39 pm

How about an ancestry thread?

Have you tried to trace back your family tree?

Where did it lead you?

Did you find anything surprising/interesting/shocking in your family's past?
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Re: Fanny Keats

Postby Raphael » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:25 am

How interesting that Fanny thought that the minature by Joseph Severn was a good likeness- from what I've read most biographers don't seem to think it is. It's interesting how opinion differs regaring the various portraits of him. Severn thought his charcoal drawing the best one and I can see his point as there is great similarity to the life mask. What fascinates me is how different his death mask is to all the portraits and indeed the life mask- I can see no resemblence of the death mask to any of his portraits.
I do like the minature tho- if it is truly like him- then he had beautiful skin and eyes! Oh and of course lovely curly auburn hair.I am going to print it out and frame it.
It's a shame that Fanny B didn't give a comment on his portraits- that would have been interesting to know what she thought the best likeness was.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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