ExhibitionThe Birth of Frankenstein
1. Diodati, The Residence of Lord Byron, 1833
Diodati, The Residence of Lord Byron, 1833
Artist: William Purser (ca. 1790–ca. 1852)
Engraver: Edward Finden (1791–1857)
During a gathering at the Villa Diodati, Lord Byron proposed to his guests the famous ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Polidori’s The Vampyre.