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Creator:
Print made by John Cousen, 1804–1880, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

The Acropolis of Athens

Part Of:

Collective Title: Byron's Life and Works

Date:
1832-1834
Medium:
Etching, line engraving, and grraphite, with scraping (Engraver's Proof a) on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper, with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
11 15/16 × 17 1/2 inches (30.3 × 44.5 cm), 10 9/16 × 14 5/16 inches (26.8 × 36.4 cm), 8 7/8 × 10 15/16 inches (22.5 × 27.8 cm), 8 5/8 × 10 9/16 inches (21.9 × 26.8 cm), and 3 15/16 × 5 1/2 inches (10 × 14 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R.408 (a)"; inscribed in graphite, center let: "[...] one too many male | [... ... ...] left [...] | [making] the [work] look [...]"; inscribed in graphite, center right: "[Wheres] | [Thin Horses] are to low [...]"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "[Miss' part of the 'ground' [...] the whole of this front | too much of single Etching line - [... ... ....] | [...] one always two - [... ... as any one of his [...] loose the defense"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "3/10/- (5 1/2" by 4")"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "The Acropolis Athens"

Collector's stamp, lower right: "W.G.R.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.7429
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:16350
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Translations - Turner and Printmaking (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-09-29 - 1993-12-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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