After Joseph Mallord William Turner Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa, engraved by Edward Finden 1832

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Artist
Title
Santa Maria della Spina, Pisa, engraved by Edward Finden
Date 1832
Medium Engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06182
Not on display

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).

August 2004

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