George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, replica by Thomas Phillips, circa 1835 (1813) - NPG 142 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1835 (1813)
30 1/8 in. x 25 1/8 in. (765 mm x 639 mm)
Purchased, 1862
Primary Collection
NPG 142

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  • Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Byron sat to Phillips in 1813 wearing the Albanian costume which he had bought four years earlier; the costume is now at Bowood in Wiltshire. The finished portrait met with a mixed reception but the essayist and poet Leigh Hunt thought it 'by far the best that has appeared; I mean the best of him at his best time of life, and the most like him in features as well as expression'. This version was painted in about 1835.

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