Dangerous to Show: Byron and His Portraits
By Dr Christine Kenyon Jones and Gregory Bond
Online live talk
15th January, 5.30-6.30pm (GMT)
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‘Don’t look at him. He is dangerous to look at’, Lady Liddell instructed her daughter on seeing Byron in Rome in 1817. In this illustrated online talk about their new book, Geoffrey Bond and Dr Christine Kenyon Jones will show how Byron’s visual image played a crucial part in his life, work and celebrity. They will explore the portrait paintings and sculptures that were made face-to-face with him (including some that have not been publicly presented before) and will demonstrate how these were developed and circulated through engravings and many other media – sometimes until they looked nothing like Byron. Geoffrey and Christine will show how the Byronic image was advertised and immortalized through memorabilia ranging from heroic medals to tie-pins, and from satirical cartoons to puzzle-prints.
Online Zoom talk.
15th January 2021, 5.30-6.30pm (GMT)
Register for your FREE ticket on Eventbrite, here.