After Joseph Mallord William Turner Scio (Fontana di Melek Mehmet, Pasha), engraved by Edward Finden published 1833

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Title
Scio (Fontana di Melek Mehmet, Pasha), engraved by Edward Finden
Date Published 1833
Medium Line engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06186
Not on display

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This design was first published as the frontispiece-vignette to vol.XV of the 'Life and Works' of Byron. Turner's working drawing was supplied by William Page. The subject can be loosely associated with Byron's allusions to 'Scio's muse' (Homer) and 'Scio's vine' in the hymn to Greek liberty in 'Don Juan'.

August 2004

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