BYRON, GEORGE GORDON, Lord (1788-1824, poet) PORTRAIT, CIRCLE OF THOMAS PHILLIPS R.A. (1770-1845),
Lot 22
BYRON, GEORGE GORDON, LORD (1788-1824, poet) PORTRAIT, CIRCLE OF THOMAS PHILLIPS R.A. (1770-1845),
Sold for £10,200 (US$ 17,144) inc. premium
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BYRON, GEORGE GORDON, LORD (1788-1824, poet)
PORTRAIT, CIRCLE OF THOMAS PHILLIPS R.A. (1770-1845),
oil on canvas, head and shoulders, 11 x 9½ in (28 x 24.2 cm).

Footnotes

  • A good contemporary portrait of the young poet. Hazlitt wrote in 1814 of Phillips's two portraits of Byron: 'too smooth, and seem, as it were, "barbered ten times o'er" - there is however much that conveys the softness and wildness of character of the popular poet of the East.' (David Piper, The Image of the Poet, 1982).
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