After Joseph Mallord William Turner The Bernese Alps, engraved by Edward Finden published 1833

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The Bernese Alps, engraved by Edward Finden
Date Published 1833
Medium Line engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06184
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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.

May 1992

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