after Joseph Mallord William Turner

The School of Homer, Scio, 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
T06190

Not on display

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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