Lord Byron

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Lord Byron

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 30 January 1816
15 7/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (404 mm x 311 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D32518

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  • T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 236 portraits.
  • George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 81 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
  • Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 281 portraits.

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Current affairs

Marriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.
Income Tax abolished.
Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.

Art and science

Jane Austen publishes Emma.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.

International

British Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.
Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.

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