On March 27, 1813, Lady Oxford writes to Lord Byron’s publisher John Murray.
Sir, As Lord Byron approved of having Childe Harold illustrated by an able Artist – I lost no time in speaking to Mr Westall on the Subject who will undertake the work with great pleasure.
The little fragment of the “Giaour” abounds with beautiful subjects for a painter, Mr Westall was delighted with it – and I promise myself much pleasure in having the imagery so ably delineated.
We think also of adding two or three more portraits.
I am Sir / yr sert.
J.E. Oxford & Mortimer