After Joseph Mallord William Turner The School of Homer, Scio, engraved by Edward Finden published 1833

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The School of Homer, Scio, engraved by Edward Finden
Date Published 1833
Medium Line engraving on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06190
Not on display

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First published as the frontispiece-vignette to vol.XVII of the 'Life and Works' of Byron, this design was based on a drawing by William Page. The Byronic connection is more biographical than poetic; on Ithaca in the summer of 1823 Byron visited the so-called 'School of Homer', one of many Mycenaean outcrops on the island.

August 2004

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