Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, USA): Turner Watercolours
Display captionEngraved 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.
Gallery label, August 2004
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