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Sir Richard Westmacott, to George Byron

RA Collection: Archive

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Showing item 147 of 299 in this group

Reference code

AND/25/167

Title

Sir Richard Westmacott, to George Byron

Date

22 May 1845

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

The statue of Lord Byron originated with J.C. Hobhouse and the commission was entrusted to Thorvaldsen, The statue was well composed, though not highly finished, the head was suggested from a bust by Bertolini.

In another hand, possibly that of George Byron, Westmacott corrects himself, saying that the head was modelled on a Thorvaldsen bust of Byron.