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Anne Isabella, Lady Byron (1792-1860), Wife of Lord Byron

Sitter in 7 portraits
Anne Isabella Milbanke was a well-educated young woman with an interest in theology and mathematics. She was a friend of the actress Sarah Siddons, the novelist Maria Edgeworth and other members of fashionable literary society who frequented her family home. She began a correspondence with Byron in 1812 and, encouraged by her aunt Lady Melbourne, agreed to marry him in 1815. Lady Melbourne was keen to distract the poet from her daughter-in-law Lady Caroline Lamb with whom he had been romantically linked. The marriage was a disaster and though they had a daughter together, the couple separated twelve months later amidst great scandal.

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The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1841
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Anne Isabella, Lady Byron

by Walker & Boutall, after Charles Hayter
photogravure, (1812)
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Anne Isabella, Lady Byron

by R. Page, published by Dean & Munday
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1816
NPG D5631

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Anne Isabella, Lady Byron

by Samuel Freeman, published for Henry Colburn, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published January 1833
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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