George Byng Vanity Fair Print 1876

£15.00

Governor of Ceylon

George Byng

George Byng

Description

George Byng Vanity Fair Print 1876

Original Lithograph of Viscount Torrington with the caption at the bottom of the print: A Man of the World

Published: 15-Apr-1876 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm. Free postage to mainland UK. Overseas buyers please contact us to agree shipping.

He succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1831 at the age of eighteen. In 1847 he was appointed Governor of Ceylon, a post he held until 1850. There he is known for his harsh suppression of the 1848 civil uprising. He later served as a Permanent Lord-in-waiting to Albert, Prince Consort from 1853 to 1859 and to Queen Victoria from 1859 to 1884. He was the companion of Andalusia Molesworth after she became a widow. When she died she left her fortune to Byng’s nephew and heir as she was estranged from her ex-husband’s family

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