Oil Painting - "Portrait of Byron" by Thomas Phillips

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Newly-famous as an author of exotic tales set in the Near East, 24-year-old Byron is dressed like one of his own heroes in a dark robe and a red velvet waistcoat purchased in Albania on his Grand Tour. This painting was a gift to Thomas Wildman, who bought Newstead in 1818.

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