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

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wearing dark cloak over green and red embroidered tunic and white chemise with falling collar
enamel signed and dated 1888 on the reverse, set in a gold mount, in gold stick pin stamped 15ct

William was a pupil of William Essex. He painted in enamel on porcelain, copper and gold. He executed paintings on porcelain for the Minton factory which were shown at the Paris exhibition of 1855.

There is another signed enamel by Ford of Bryon, dated 1888 in the Birmingham Museum.
This portrait is based on the original by Thomas Phillips, who painted Byron from life in March 1813, in the first flush of the poet's celebrity. The original is in the British Embassy in Athens, with another version at Byron's old seat, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire.
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