On 16 August 1822, Shelley’s body was cremated on the beach near Viareggio.Italian quarantine laws made it necessary for the bodies of the drowned to be burned, so the remains, after having been temporarily interred, had to be dug up. “The Funeral of Shelley” (Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery).is a famous painting by Louis Fournier, completed […]

P.B. Shelley’s Cremation (2)