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Keats statue at Guy's Hospital London Bridge alcove & Keats statue at Guy's Hospital

Statue: Keats statue at Guy's Hospital

Erection date: 23/10/2007

Inscription

{On a long wooden panel running around the inside of the alcove, as a back rest:}
Sure a poet is a sage a humanist, physician to all men.  John Keats, 1795 – 1821, apothecary, Guys Hospital, 1816.

{On a paving stone in front of the seat, to the left:}
John Keats by Stuart Williamson. In memory of Dr R. K. Knight, 1932 - 2005, physician Guy's Hospital.

{On a paving stone in front of the seat, to the right:}
Commissioned by Guy's and St Thomas Charity, The Doyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Friends of Guy's Hospital. 2007.

{On a nearby modern plaque:}
John Keats, bronze. Stuart Williamson.
The statue celebrates the life of the poet, who trained as a surgeon-apothecary at Guy's from 1815 - 16. It was commissioned to commemorate the life of Dr Robert Knight, who also trained and worked at Guy's. Keats was unveiled by poet laureate Andrew Motion. 2007.
Commissioned by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Unveiled by Andrew Motion, author of a Keats biography.

The quotation comes from Keats’ epic poem "Fall of Hyperion. A Dream", 1819.

Site: London Bridge alcove & Keats statue at Guy's Hospital (2 memorials)

SE1, Great Maze Pond, Guy's Hospital - the Colonnade



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John Keats

Born 24 Moorfields Pavement Row, Finsbury. Baptised at St Botolphs.  1815-16 ...

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Guy's & St Thomas' Charities Foundation

It can trace its origins back to 1553, when King Edward VI re-established St ...

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Dr Robert Knight

Like Keats Knight trained in medicine at Guy's Hospital. Knight failed to wri...

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Andrew Motion

Poet Laureate. Born London.

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London Bridge alcove at Guy's Hospital

{On a nearby modern plaque:} The London Bridge niche. Portland stone. The sto...

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