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Thomas Moore

(1779-1852), Poet and biographer of Byron

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Dublin-born Moore found fame as a poet and balladeer. His ballads were hugely popular, and were published as Moore's Irish Melodies in 1846 and 1852. He had success as a society figure in London. In 1803 was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda. Moore returned to England in 1804; the deputy he left in his place absconded, leaving Moore with a debt that forced him to live abroad for years. During this time he visited Byron in Italy, whose literary executor he became. He also wrote Byron's biography, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life (1830). Moore's contemporaries saw him as a major poet. Today, however, he is remembered mainly as an associate of Byron.

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Breakfast at Mr Rogers, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(28b)

Breakfast at Mr Rogers

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(28b)

Probably Thomas Moore, by Unknown artist - NPG D18113

Probably Thomas Moore

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured etching, circa 1800
NPG D18113

Thomas Moore, by Henry Meyer - NPG D38944

Thomas Moore

by Henry Meyer
stipple engraving, published 1818
NPG D38944

Thomas Moore, by John Burnet, published by  James Carpenter, after  Sir Martin Archer Shee - NPG D13692

Thomas Moore

by John Burnet, published by James Carpenter, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
line engraving, published February 1820
NPG D13692

Thomas Moore, by and published by William Henry Watt, printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), after  Gilbert Stuart Newton - NPG D38945

Thomas Moore

by and published by William Henry Watt, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Gilbert Stuart Newton
line engraving, published June 1828
NPG D38945

Thomas Moore, after Daniel Maclise - NPG D34542

Thomas Moore

after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (published 1830)
NPG D34542

Thomas Moore, by and published by George Raphael Ward, printed by  Dixon & Ross, published by and after  George Francis Mulvany - NPG D38946

Thomas Moore

by and published by George Raphael Ward, printed by Dixon & Ross, published by and after George Francis Mulvany
mezzotint, published 1 December 1836
NPG D38946

Thomas Moore, by William Finden, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D14145

Thomas Moore

by William Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple and line engraving, 1836 (1829)
NPG D14145

Thomas Moore, published by Photographische Gesellschaft - NPG D38943

Thomas Moore

published by Photographische Gesellschaft
photogravure, circa 1900 (circa 1800-1805)
NPG D38943

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Thomas Moore

by and published by William Henry Watt, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Gilbert Stuart Newton
line engraving, published June 1828
NPG D18925

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