Percy Bysshe Shelley


English Romantic Poet; died of drowning (possibly sunk by pirates) off the coast of Italy.


Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples




The Inauguration of the Naples - Portici Railway, 1840, by Salvatore Fergola (1799-1874)

Ramses II (Ozymandias); found in Thebes, transferred to British Museum at time of Shelley's sonnet

Colossal of Ramses II (Ozymandias) in Memphis (3200 years old)


The Funeral of Shelley, Louis Edouard Fournier, 1889;  pictured in the centre are, from left, Trelawny, Hunt and Byron; Mary Shelley is kneeling behind the three male mourners.