© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
by Henry Meyer, after James Holmes Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving printed in colours, 1818
4 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (113 mm x 86 mm) paper size
Given by Charles Kingsley Adams
- James Holmes (1777-1860), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
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