Firence presso Luigi Bardi e Co. Borgo degli Albizzi No.460.
Engraving, with very large margins, open letter state with publication line. Plate 260 x 210mm. 10¼ x 8¼".
Marble bust of Lord George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement, celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece.
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