George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, after Richard Westall, (1813) - NPG 1047 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

after Richard Westall
oil on canvas, (1813)
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Purchased, 1896
Primary Collection
NPG 1047


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  • Richard Westall (1765-1836), History painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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A legend in his own lifetime throughout Europe, Byron, who was club-footed, was famous for his good looks and his brilliant, reckless personality. A poet of travel and romance, and a scintillating satirist, he lived abroad from 1816 in self-imposed exile and died of fever at Missolonghi where he had joined the Greeks in their fight against Turkish rule.

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  • NPG 4243: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (after)

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