Engraving, proof before letters. 250 x 210mm, 9¾ z 8¼". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788 - 1824), poet. From the painting by William Edward West (1788 - 1857) in the National Galleries of Scotland collection. West made a name for himself as a painter of miniature portraits in his native Kentucky whilst still in his teens. A benefactor financed his studies in Thomas Sully's studio in Philadelphia. He visited Italy in 1819 and stayed in Europe for the next twenty years. In 1825 he moved to London but financial difficulties forced him to go back to America. Washington Irving, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron were among his most celebrated sitters.
NGS Accession no: PG 1561.
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