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Newstead Abbey, dining room

Newstead Abbey, dining room

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15544

Item number: f.84

Genre: Manuscript

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.

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