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Dimitrius Mavromichalis.

Dimitrius Mavromichalis Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Dimitrius Mavromichalis "Démétrius Mavromichalis." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Dimitrius Mavromichalis from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the young warrior holding a sword against a background of the wild Mani countryside and sea.
As one of the later lithographs it is more than likely that it was posed for and painted in Paris where Demetius Mavromichalis , the fifth and last son of Petrobey, Mavromichalis was studying between 1828 and 1831.
It is beleived that Dupré wished to honour the heroic history of the Mavromichalis family and its role in the Revolution. The Swiss Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard isbeleived to have recommended Demetrius for his" sweet character and good behaviour" though he had reservations about the progress of his studies and the debts he was running up.

Born in !809 the youngest son of Petrobey Mavromichalis, he would have been too young to have taken an active role in the Revolution of 1821. His father became a member of the Filiki Eteria,in 1819 and in 1819 he brokered a formal pact among the major kapetanaioi families. On March 17, 1821, Petrobey raised his war flag in Areopolis, effectively signaling the start of the Greek War of Independence. His troops marched into Kalamata, and took the city on March 23. After the summer of 1822, Petrobey retired from battle, leaving the leadership of his troops to his sons (two of whom were killed fighting).

Demetrius would spend many years living in Paris and entered the military reaching the rank of major. he took an active part in the revolution of October 1862 which saw King Otto leave the country, Mavromichalis served in the interim administration and became Minister of the Military. he died in Athens in 1879. Removed from a frame; even toning; colours faded; some light spotting to margins.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 425 by 335mm (16¾ by 13¼ inches) image without title; page:575x437mm.    €5000
Stock No. 2866 - Philhellenic full description

Chief of the Palikares: A Greek Soldier.

Chief of the Palikaris of Selléide Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Chief of the Palikaris of Selléide " Palikares de la Selléide." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Chief of the Palikaris from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
A 'Palikari' is a brave young man, specifically one of those who fought the Turks during the Greek Revolution.

Dupré, arrived in Corfu at the beginning of March 1820, whilst there he took a great interest in the Suliote heroes living in exile upon the island since Ali Pasha's conquest of the Suliotes in 1804. One of the first portraits he drew was of Photo Picos, who was surprised that Dupré knew his history. Ironically the next portraits Dupré drew were whilst visiting Ali Pasha, in Joannina. Whilst there negotiations were in progress concerning the fate of Parga.
On returning to Corfu, he drew the famous image of Nicolo Pervoli standing by the canon pointing across to the mainland, and this portrait of a "Palikari" pointing to somewhere out of the image.

Dupré left Corfu on the 23rd of March just a few days before 4000 exiles from Parga were to arrive in the Ionian islands. Generally bright and clean; margins trimmed a little [ overall page size:490x367mm.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 430 by 310mm (17 by 12¼ inches).    €2500
Stock No. 1898 - Philhellenic full description

Greek Sailor of Hydra.

Greek of Hydra. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Greek of Hydra. "Grec d'Hydra." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a young Greek of the Island of Hydra from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank.
A famous image of the young sailor of Hydra sitting on an anchor, gazing out to sea. Generally clean and bright; small stain to upper right blank margin.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 420 by 295mm (16½ by 11½ inches)image including title.    €3000
Stock No. 1900 - Philhellenic full description

A Greek of Joannina.

A Greek of Janina. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. A Greek of Janina. "Un Grec de Janina." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a young Greek man from Joannina from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
Standing in the countryside smoking a chibouque the young man is dressed in fustanella, with an embroidered jacket and waistcoat; he has both a sword and pistol at his waist, The print has been framed at sometime, probably in the 1950s thus image with some toning and discolouration to sky, otherwise bright colours; blank margins browned; repaired hole in tree by shoulder of the figure; other spots of thinning / holes in margins, repaired .
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 455 by 290mm (18 by 11½ inches)image including title and blindstamp.    €2500
Stock No. 1893 - Philhellenic full description

The Grandchildren of Ali Pascha.

Ismaël & Mehemet. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Ismaël & Mehemet. "ISMAÊL, Bey et mEHEMET, Pascha. Fils de Veli, Pascha de Thessalie, et Petits- fils d'Ali -Tebebeleu, Visir de Janina." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the grandchildren of Ali Pascha of Joannina from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The portrait shows the two young men seated on a divan, in fur trimmed coats and wearing turbans each holding a chibouque, the long stemmed turkish tobacco pipe. Image bright and clean; dampstain to extreme left edge of paper
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 360 by 437mm (14¼ by 17¼ inches)Image including title and blindstamp.    €2000
Stock No. 1891 - Philhellenic full description

Albanian Butcher of Athens.

Albanian Butcher. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Albanian Butcher. "Un Boucher Albanais à Athènes." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of an Albanian Butcher of Athens from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the figure standing, holding a large knife . Bright colour; light spotting of whole page ; dampstain to left blank margin; light brown stain to right of figure; wormhole to extreme right blank margin.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 410 by 270mm (16¼ by 10¾ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 2660 - Philhellenic full description

"Photo Pikos."

Photo Pikos Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Photo Pikos "Photo Pikos, du Pays de Suli." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph " Photo Pikos" from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows Photo Pikos in typical Suliote dress with a shaggy cape, necessary for the harsh weather of the mountains of Epirus.
The Suliotes, Christian Albanians had long fought with Ali Pascha, but were to fight beside him when he went against the Supreme Port, and were to be amongst the fiercest fighters of the Greek Revolution.

Dupré, arrived in Corfu at the beginning of March 1820, whilst there he took a great interest in the Suliote heroes living in exile upon the island since Ali Pasha's conquest of the Suliotes in 1804. One of the first portraits he drew was of Photo Picos, who was surprised that Dupré knew his history. Ironically the next portraits Dupré drew were whilst visiting Ali Pasha, in Joannina where Thomas Maitland encouraged Dupré to show Ali his drawings. It is reported that on seeing the portrait of Photo Picos Ali exclaimed "Oh, I know him, He is one of my enemies!" .
Whilst there negotiations were in progress concerning the fate of Parga.
On returning to Corfu, he drew the famous image of Nicolo Pervoli standing by the canon pointing across to the mainland.

Dupré left Corfu on the 23rd of March just a few days before 4000 exiles from Parga were to arrive in the Ionian islands. Bright colour; occasional very light spotting, mainly to blank margins; small wormhole to right blank margin far from image.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 400 by 275mm (15¾ by 10¾ inches)image with title.    €2000
Stock No. 2654 - Philhellenic full description

A Suliote.

Suliote. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Suliote. "Suliote à Corfu." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a Suliote from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank.
The image shows a Suliote .

Dupré, arrived in Corfu at the beginning of March 1820, whilst there he took a great interest in the Suliote heroes living in exile upon the island since Ali Pasha's conquest of the Suliotes in 1804. One of the first portraits he drew was of Photo Picos, who was surprised that Dupré knew his history. Ironically the next portraits Dupré drew were whilst visiting Ali Pasha, in Joannina. Whilst there negotiations were in progress concerning the fate of Parga.
On returning to Corfu, he drew the famous image of Nicolo Pervoli standing by the canon pointing across to the mainland.

Dupré left Corfu on the 23rd of March just a few days before 4000 exiles from Parga were to arrive in the Ionian islands. Clean And bright; two wormholes ,one within image.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 430 by 273mm (17 by 10¾ inches).    €2000
Stock No. 2657 - Philhellenic full description

A Suliote at Corfu Nicolo Pervoli-Νικολός Περβόλης

A Suliote at Corfu. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. A Suliote at Corfu. "Suliote à Corfu. Nicolo Pervoli." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Nikolo Pervoli/Νικολός Περβόλης a Suliote at Corfu from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The famous image shows Nicolo Pervoli/Νικολός Περβόλης standing by two canon with the Old Castle of Corfu behind.

Dupré, arrived in Corfu at the beginning of March 1820, whilst there he took a great interest in the Suliote heroes living in exile upon the island since Ali Pasha's conquest of the Suliotes in 1804. One of the first portraits he drew was of Photo Picos, who was surprised that Dupré knew his history. Ironically the next portraits Dupré drew were whilst visiting Ali Pasha, in Joannina. Whilst there negotiations were in progress concerning the fate of Parga.
On returning to Corfu, he drew the famous image of Nicolo Pervoli standing by the canon pointing across to the mainland.

Dupré left Corfu on the 23rd of March just a few days before 4000 exiles from Parga were to arrive in the Ionian islands. Image clean and bright; damp stain to upper left and lower blank margins , wormhole to left of lower blank margin and short tear [27 mm] at upper blank margin.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 370 by 437mm (14½ by 17¼ inches).    €3000
Stock No. 2658 - Philhellenic full description

The Governor of Athens.

Vaivode of Athens. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Vaivode of Athens. "Mouhamet Ruscien Effendi Dervi, Vaivode d'Athènes." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Vaivode of Athens from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the governor of Athens, Mouhamet Ruscien, seated on a divan with a view of the Tower of the Winds and a mosque in the background. Image clean and bright; damp stain to upper left blank margins; wormhole within border of plate, outside image, short tear [ 12 mm] to lower edge.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 370 by 460mm (14½ by 18 inches).    €1500
Stock No. 2659 - Philhellenic full description


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