Published by Tho.s Tegg, Cheapside. [n.d. c.1825.]
Engraving with stipple, india proof, with large margins. Plate 230 x 152mm. 9 x 6".
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He was 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 a sa national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece.
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