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Lord Byron.
Lord Byron.
From a Sketch by Count D'Orsay talen in May 1823.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Soft ground etching; Sheet 215 x 130mm (8½ x 5¼").
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824), poet, from a sketch from life by the Comte Alfred D'Orsay while Byron was in Genoa, a year before his death.
[Ref: 34211]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lord Byron.] Bryon [facsimile signature.]
[Lord Byron.] Bryon [facsimile signature.]
Fk. Holpin Sc. Genoa Mai 1823. A. D'Orsay fecit [facsimile signature in plate].
London, Published by John Mitchell, 32, Old Bond St. Printed by Graf & Soret.]
Lithograph on india, printed area approx 220 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Uncut sheet.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron [1788 - 1824], poet. Taken from a sketch from life by the Comte D'Orsay of Byron while he was in Genoa in 1822-3. During this period Byron wrote cantos 10-16 of Don Juan along with other works, before setting sail for Greece where he died while involved in the Greek war of Independence. By Alfred Guillaume D'Orsay, styled Count D'Orsay (1801-52), artist and dandy. D'Orsay and his lover Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington were at the centre of fashionable London life and gathered around them many of the social and literary celebrities of their time. This portrait comes from a series of 125 of his profile sketches which include most of the celebrities of the day. Many of the related pencil sketches are in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
[Ref: 37539]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Dickens [facsimile signature.]
Charles Dickens [facsimile signature.]
A. D'Orsay fecit 16 Dec.b 1841.
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. J. Graf, Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph on india, printed area approx 255 x 165mm (10 x 6¼"). Uncut sheet.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), novelist, as a young man (portrayed shortly after completing 'Barnaby Rudge' in 1841). By Alfred Guillaume D'Orsay, styled Count D'Orsay (1801-52), artist and dandy. D'Orsay and his lover Marguerite Gardiner, countess of Blessington were at the centre of fashionable London life and gathered around them many of the social and literary celebrities of their time. This portrait comes from a series of 125 of his profile sketches which include most of the celebrities of the day. Many of the related pencil sketches are in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
[Ref: 37542]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Walter Savage Landor]
[Walter Savage Landor]
D'apres Alf. D'Orsay [by Richard James Lane].
[n.d., 1839.]
Lithograph. Printed area 130 x 100mm (5 x 4"). Glue stains in margins, spotted.
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), author of 'Imaginary Conversations' and 'Pericles and Aspasia'. After Count Alfred Guillaume D'Orsay (1801-52), dandy and artist who created a series of 125 profile sketches which included most of the celebrities of the day. Many of the related pencil sketches are in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
[Ref: 44154]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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