Joseph Mallord William Turner The Castle of St Angelo engraved 1832

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Title
The Castle of St Angelo
Date Engraved 1832
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 171 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Beresford Rimington Heaton 1940
Reference
N05243
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Engraved by Edward Finden, this design first appeared as the title-vignette to vol.VIII of the 'Life and Works' of Byron. The poet described the Castel Sant'Angelo and St Peter's in the fourth canto of 'Childe Harold'. Turner has assimilated the labours and pleasures of modern Rome into this tribute to architecture and antiquity.

August 2004

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