Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections

Exhibition Themes > Literature > 198. Portrait of George Gordon

198.  George Sanders (1774-1856), After; Formerly attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).  Portrait of George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824). Oil on canvas mounted on composition board, (29.9 x 25.4 cm.) Office of Art Properties

This half-length portrait of Byron derives from George Sanders' 1807-09 portrait now in the Royal Collection, and is taken from the engraved frontispiece to "Finden's Landscape and Portrait Illustrations of Lord Byron's Life and Works" (London, 1834). The color of his waistcoat and the inside his jacket differ from the original painting.

Gift of Dr. Calvin H. Plimpton and his mother Anne Hastings Plimpton, to the George A. Plimpton Collection (Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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