March 27 1813: Lady Oxford

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

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