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Image number: RS.12205
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of George Gordon Byron, 6th Lord Byron

Date

19th century

Sitter

6th Baron Byron George Gordon Byron (1788-1824, British), Poet

Creator

William Henry Mote (1803-1871, British), Engraver

Creator - Organisation

Fisher Son & Co., Publisher

After

Thomas Phillips (1770-1845, British), Painter

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 212mm
width (print): 133mm
height (paper support): 228mm
width (paper support): 153mm

Subject

Description

Half-length portrait of George Gordon Byron, 6th Lord Byron inclined to the right as viewed and looking over to the left, his right hand rests on the edge of a table. He wears open necked shirt fastened with a jewel, decorative jacket and cape.

Inscribed ‘T. Phillips, R.A. W.H. Mote. Lord Byron. Fisher, Son & Co London & Paris’ and pencilled ‘1816’.

George Gordon Byron, 6th Lord Byron was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p.8

Associated place

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