Joseph Mallord William Turner The Walls of Rome with the Tomb of Caius Sestus engraved 1833

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Title
The Walls of Rome with the Tomb of Caius Sestus
Date Engraved 1833
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 146 x 197 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Beresford Rimington Heaton 1940
Reference
N05242
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Engraved by Edward Finden, this design first appeared as the title-vignette to vol.XIII of the 'Life and Works' of Byron. It introduced Byron's verse-drama 'The Deformed Transformed', several scenes of which take place before the walls of Rome - walls which have 'guided in great ages,/ and sent forth mighty spirits'.

August 2004

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