John Evan Thomas, Welsh (1810-1873) A Carrara marble bust of George, Lord Byron
Lot 103W
John Evan Thomas, Welsh (1810-1873) A Carrara marble bust of George, Lord Byron
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 4,846) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Evan Thomas, Welsh (1810-1873)
A Carrara marble bust of George, Lord Byron
looking to dexter, his shoulders draped with a toga, the reverse inscribed, GEORGE, LORD BYRON NATUS JANUARY 22ND J.E.THOMAS, SCULPTOR, weathered, 64cm high, 50cm wide

Footnotes

  • John Evan Thomas was a pupil of Chantrey, and was apprenticed at his workshop from 1824 at the age of fourteen. In 1834 he completed a bust after Chantrey of Walter Scott and it seems likely, therefore, that he was still working in conjunction with his master during that period. He became a renowned portrait sculptor in his own right, winning important commissions including two of the seventeen full size bronze figures of the Barons who signed the Magna Carta, which were produced to line the walls of the Lords' Chamber at the House of Lords.
    He also produced a full size statue of Wellington (now at Beacon), and a portrait of the Second Marquess of Bute, now in Cardiff, which was shown at the Great Exhibition and subsequently cast in bronze in 1853.

    The present portait depicts George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), the famous Romantic poet equally notorious for his scandalous private life.
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