after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa, engraved by Edward Finden

1832

Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06182

Display caption

This plate first appeared as the frontispiece-vignette to vol.V of the 'Life and Works' of Byron. It introduces Moore's account of Byron's residence in Pisa, 1821-22, and his letters from the city. Turner had apparently based his design on a drawing by William Page, although he had visited Pisa in 1828 and drawn this very building (see sketchbook in display case).

Gallery label, August 2004

Explore