August 2021 Art Quiz (No. 16) Answer

In our August 2021 group email, we pose the Art Quiz question:

Which 19th century writer composed a long narrative poem entitled The Prisoner of Chillon, after visiting the castle and inscribing his name on the wall of the dungeon?

(a) Percy Bysshe Shelley       (b) Emily Brontë

(c) Mary Shelley                     (d) Lord Byron.



Answer: (d) Lord Byron, who visited the Château with Shelley in June 1816. His romantic verse tale, The Prisoner of Chillon (392 lines long), was first published in December that year.