Frontispiece ("La Belle Dame sans Merci")

Robert Anning Bell, RI AWRS 1872-1919


Source: Poems, by John Keats (Endymion series)

Every element here is perfect: the frame, with is suggestion of classical elegance; its foliated scrollwork with an Art Nouveau feel; and the figure itself: "I met a lady in the meads,/ Full beautiful - a faery's child,/ Her hair was long, her foot was light..." and so on.

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