After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Genoa, engraved by Edward Finden published 1833

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Genoa, engraved by Edward Finden
Date Published 1833
Medium Line engraving on paper
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
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This design was first published as the title-vignette to vol.XV of the 'Life and Works' of Byron, where it can be related to Don Juan's voyage to 'the port Leghorn'. Byron's last months in Italy were spent at Genoa, and this distant view with a ship putting out into the harbour may also be intended to evoke the poet's final sight of Italy and his departure on his fatal Greek campaign in 1823.

May 1992

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