Newstead Abbey, dining room
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
A view in ink of the interior of the dining room at Newstead Abbey. The Byron family paid £810 for the abbey after the monasteries were dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539.
At the time of this sketch, the fifth Lord Byron (alias the "wicked" Lord) presided over the estate. After he died in 1798 the house and grounds passed to the next heir - the ten year old sixth Lord Byron, who later became one of the greatest poets of his time.