after Joseph Mallord William Turner, engraver James Cousen

The Acropolis, Athens, engraved by John Cousen

published 1832

In Tate Britain

Artists
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Engraver James Cousen 1804–80
Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
Support: 105 × 141 mm
image: 95 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the British Museum 1988
Reference
T06177

Display caption

This plate first appeared in part V of Finden's 'Landscape Illustrations'. Turner's elaborate conception was based on a drawing made in Athens by the architect Thomas Allason. Colour studies also displayed show how he began to develop the design. Byron had lived in Athens in 1810.

Gallery label, August 2004

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