Lindsay J “Sunset ship The Poems of JMW Turner”, edited with an essay

 

p. 60

 

Turner’s continuing concern was with the theme of the decay of imperial states

From Don Childe Harold, second canto ? , (rather canto III ? the isle of Greece Don Juan ), he doubtless got the interest in Greek freedom shown in his 1816 paintings :

The-Temple-Of-Jupiter-Panellenius-Restored

The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius restored, BJ 133,  exh 1816, Private collection, New York,

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