George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

1 portrait of George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by  François Le Villain, after  Richard Westall, (1813) - NPG D7811 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by François Le Villain, after Richard Westall
lithograph, (1813)
15 in. x 10 7/8 in. (381 mm x 276 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D7811


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  • François Le Villain (active 1820s-1830s), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
  • Nicolas Eustache Maurin (1799-1850), Painter, lithographer and engraver. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
  • Richard Westall (1765-1836), History painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • NPG D32520: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (from same plate)
  • NPG 4243: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (after)

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Machine breaking Luddite Riots end with seventeen executions in York. Radical John Cartwright's subsequent tour of the manufacturing districts has some success in quelling Luddite discontent with the foundation of the Hampden reform club network across the country. East India Company is deprived of monopoly over trade with India.

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Millenarian prophet Joanna Southcott, made famous by her visions of the second coming of Christ, announces herself 'with child' by the Holy Ghost. Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.

International

Victorious Battle of St Pierre near Bayonne led by General Rowland Hill. Battle of Leipzig ends in defeat for Napoleon. Wellington's victory at Vittoria leads to British invasion of Southern France. Americans capture and burn Toronto, defeat British in Battle of Lake Erie and recapture Detroit.

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