After Joseph Mallord William Turner The Acropolis, Athens, engraved by John Cousen published 1832

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Artist
Title
The Acropolis, Athens, engraved by John Cousen
Date Published 1832
Medium Engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06177
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This plate first appeared in part V of Finden's 'Landscape Illustrations'. Turner's elaborate conception was based on a drawing made in Athens by the architect Thomas Allason. Colour studies also displayed show how he began to develop the design. Byron had lived in Athens in 1810.

August 2004

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