Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
SEVERN, Henry A
Son of artist Joseph Severn, Keats's friend who accompanied him to Rome when he was dying of consumption and later became the British Consul there; brother of Arthur Severn RI who married the niece of John Ruskin the famous art critic. Was a mine assayer and worked first in Australia and then in New Zealand; was in Thames 1872–75 and in Auckland. Painted a panoramic view of Thames Goldfields.