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Lord Byron - Item #794

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George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron (1788-1824), was a British poet who was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. He has been well-known since his time, and also had a reputation for being promiscuous. The artist, Pierre Joseph Chardigny (1794-1866), was a French sculptor and medalist who attended the École des Beaux-Arts. He made a series of busts of famous individuals including Lord Byron, William Shakespeare, and George Washington that were cut squarely and had the subject’s name inscribed on the front, flat surface.

 

Artist: Pierre Joseph Chardigny

Museum: Unknown

Time Period: Modern, 19th century

1911 Catalog ID # - 6270

 

Sources:

"Arredi e Dipinti Antichi Provenienti dal Palazzo Bresciano della Famiglia Pederzani Bonicelli, da una Residenza Emiliana e da Committenze Private: Pierre Joseph Chardigny, Cinque busti." Associazione Nazionale - Case d'Asta Italiane, https://www.anca-aste.it/it/asta-0213/cinque-busti.asp.

Forrer, Leonard. "C." Biographical Dictionary of Medallists: A-D. Spink & Son Ltd., 1904, pp. 318-485. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=QERmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA410&lpg=PA410&dq=Pierre+Joseph+Chardigny+french+sculptor&source=bl&ots=UJ7MuVBc8z&sig=ACfU3U1Dl3ALD_RmoaPTYrRhv1O0pQRwmw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwilssjA3PbjAhXDUt8KHc-jBpg4ChDoATAIegQICRAB#v=onepage&q&f=false.

"George Washington." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/3933?&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&ft=Pierre+Joseph+Chardigny&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=2. 

"Lord Byron (George Gordon)." Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lord-byron.

Marchand, Leslie A. "Lord Byron." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lord-Byron-poet.

Search for "Pierre Joseph Chardigny." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?q=Pierre%20Joseph%20Chardigny&perPage=20&offset=0&pageSize=0&sortBy=Relevance&sortOrder=asc&searchField=All.