after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bernese Alps, engraved by Edward Finden

published 1833

Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Line engraving on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06184

Not on display

Display caption

This plate first appeared as the title-vignette to vol.XI of the 'Life and Works' of Byron, to introduce the Alpine setting of 'Manfred'. However, this distant view of the Alps, with Berne in the middle distance, hardly approaches the sublimity and tormented atmosphere of Byron's verse-drama.

Gallery label, May 1992

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