Turner at the Acropolis

Sadly, as previously noted on Tigerloaf, England’s greatest painter never visited the Cradle of the Arts. This highly Romantic vision of the Acropolis was achieved in 1830, based on a drawing by the architect Thomas Allason and coloured by Turner’s vivid sensibility. Two years later it was engraved by John Cousen for publication in Finden’s Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.

Images from the Tate Collections

One Response to “Turner at the Acropolis”

  1. Lovely work by Turner

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