after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scio (Fontana di Melek Mehmet, Pasha), engraved by Edward Finden

published 1833

Medium
Line engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06186

Display caption

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'.

Gallery label, August 2004

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