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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

(1788-1824), Poet

Sitter in 35 portraits
The poet Byron was famous for his swaggering good looks and his brilliant, reckless personality. The publication of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812) made him famous overnight. He was also a scathing critic and his Don Juan (1819-24) is the ultimate satire of Regency society. He lived abroad from 1816 in self-imposed exile and became an attraction for English tourists. A lifelong supporter of liberal causes, he joined the Greeks in their fight against Ottoman rule but died of fever in Missolonghi in 1824.

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, after Richard Westall - NPG 1047

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

after Richard Westall
oil on canvas, (1813)
NPG 1047

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, replica by Thomas Phillips - NPG 142

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1835 (1813)
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 142

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, after George Sanders (Saunders) - NPG x197495

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

after George Sanders (Saunders)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860s (1808-1809)
NPG x197495

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, after  Richard Westall - NPG D32520

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, after Richard Westall
lithograph, (1813)
NPG D32520

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by  François Le Villain, after  Richard Westall - NPG D7811

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by François Le Villain, after Richard Westall
lithograph, (1813)
NPG D7811

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Thomas Blood, published by  James Asperne, after  Richard Westall - NPG D1159

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Thomas Blood, published by James Asperne, after Richard Westall
stipple engraving, published 1814
NPG D1159

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Charles Turner, published by  Anthony Molteno, after  Richard Westall - NPG D32519

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Charles Turner, published by Anthony Molteno, after Richard Westall
mezzotint, published 15 July 1815 (1813)
NPG D32519

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Charles Turner, published by  Anthony Molteno, after  Richard Westall - NPG D2831

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Charles Turner, published by Anthony Molteno, after Richard Westall
mezzotint, published 15 July 1815 (1813)
NPG D2831

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  George Henry Harlow - NPG D32518

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 30 January 1816
NPG D32518

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  George Henry Harlow - NPG D1158

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 30 January 1816
NPG D1158

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Henry Meyer, after  James Holmes - NPG D9055

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Henry Meyer, after James Holmes
stipple engraving printed in colours, 1818
NPG D9055

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by William Finden, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D7608

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by William Finden, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, 1820s-1840s (1814)
NPG D7608

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Raphael Morghen, after  Lorenzo Bartolini - NPG D17067

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Raphael Morghen, after Lorenzo Bartolini
line engraving, 1822
NPG D17067

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45921

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (May 1823)
NPG D45921

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Thomas Woolnoth, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D1161

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Thomas Woolnoth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1824
NPG D1161

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by  William Bernard Cooke, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D18731

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by William Bernard Cooke, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 20 November 1824 (1814)
NPG D18731

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by and published by Henry Meyer, after  James Holmes - NPG D19968

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by and published by Henry Meyer, after James Holmes
stipple engraving, published 8 November 1824
NPG D19968

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by François Simonau, for  Joseph Bouvier, published by  Adam Friedel - NPG D13785

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by François Simonau, for Joseph Bouvier, published by Adam Friedel
lithograph, published February 1825
NPG D13785

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