after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Genoa, engraved by Edward Finden

published 1833

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Line engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06188

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, May 1992

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