Wednesday 9 May 2018

Sir William Byrde bust by John Cheere, Codrington Library, All Souls, Oxford

The Codrington Library Plaster Busts by John Cheere

All Souls College, Oxford University.

Part 22   - Sir William Byrde (1540's - 1623).

Fellow of All Souls 1578.

Composer, Dean of the Arches and Burgess of Oxford University.

Portraits of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, each in a circle; above, Tallis, half length, writing music; below, Byrd, bust length.  Etching

Sir William Byrd
G Vandergucht (1696 - 1776)
after N Haym (1678 - 1729)

Nicola Francesco Haym - Composer, librettist and collector. Born Rome. Settled in London in March 1701 under the patronage of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (q.v.) for a decade. Then librettist for Handel, edited Corelli. Wrote book on classical coins in British collections printed by Tonson 1719-20.

199 x 128 mm.
c. 1730 - 40.
British Museum.


Image from Gallica

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