Lord Byron and His Favourite. [facsimile signature]Popular Portrait Gallery. Price Twopence.
Vizeteely, Branston, & Co. Printers, 76, Fleet Street.
Woodcut portrait with accompanying letterpress on folded sheet, 4pp. Sheet 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"). Rare.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet and archetypal Romantic figure. Byron 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 as a national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece. Portrait with accompanying text, part of 'The Popular Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Persons' which also included Napoleon. This portrait shows him with his beloved dog Boatswain.
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[Ref: 36774] £140.00