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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824), Poet

Sitter in 32 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
oil on canvas, (1813)
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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
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D32520

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, after Richard Westall
lithograph, (1813)
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D7811

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by Francois Le Villain, after Richard Westall
lithograph, (1813)
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D1159

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Thomas Blood, published by James Asperne, after Richard Westall
stipple engraving, published 1814
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D32519

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Charles Turner, published by Anthony Molteno, after Richard Westall
mezzotint, published 15 July 1815 (1813)
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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
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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
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D9055

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Henry Meyer, after James Holmes
stipple engraving printed in colours, 1818
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D7608

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by William Finden, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, 1820s-1840s (1814)
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D17067

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Raphael Morghen, after Lorenzo Bartolini
line engraving, 1822
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D36105

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Unknown artist
three wax seal impressions on paper, 1915 (before 1824)
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D1161

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Thomas Woolnoth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1824
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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)
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D19968

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by and published by Henry Meyer, after James Holmes
stipple engraving, published 8 November 1824
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D13785

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Francois Simonau, for Joseph Bouvier, published by Adam Friedel
lithograph, published February 1825
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D7607

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Francis Engleheart, after William Edward West
line engraving, published 1827
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