© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after George Henry Harlow Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 30 January 1816
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (286 mm x 206 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 234 portraits.
- George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 80 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- NPG D32518: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (from same plate)
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Art and science
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