Florence. drawn by J. M. W. Turner and engraved by Goodall. c. 1830. Steel engraving, 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches. From Italy, a Poem by Samuel Rogers. In the The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin alludes to the following lines:

On that ancient seat,
The seat of stone that hat runs along the wall,
South of the Church, east of the belfry-tower,
(Thou canst not miss it) in the sultry time
Would DANTE sir conversing, and with those
Who little thought that in his hand he held
The balance, and assigned at hiss good pleasure,
To each his place in the invisible world,
To some an upper region, some a lower;
Many a transgrassor sent to his account,
Long ere in Florence numbered with the dead;

Image scan and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.it]

Bibliography

Rogers, Samuel. J. M. W. Turner. London: T. Cadell and E. Moxon, 1830. [Green and gold-embossed leather binding]


Victorian Web Homepage Painting JWM Turner next

12 July 2010