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Dupré, Louis.
The Keeper of the Seals of Ali Pasha. "Le Garde des Sceaux d'Ali-Pacha.
Philhellenic: Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37. Coloured lithograph of the Keeper of the Seals from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued. The image shows Ali Pacha's secretary, the "keeper of the seals" sitting before a Turkish tombstone with part of the city of Joannina behind. His coat is trimmed with fur, an indication of his high rank, at his belt two pistols emerge. The "Garde des Sceaux " was the second in command under Ali. The Keeper of the Seals was in charge of the law and seeing it was obeyed.Removed from a frame; Colours bright; even toning; some light spotting to margins.Louis Dupré [1789-1837].A pupil of Jacques-Louis David in Paris, Louis Dupré became resident in Rome and was appointed official painter to the prince Jerome Bonaparte, in 1811.In 1819, Louis Dupré took a six-month tour of Greece and Turkey, accompanied by three affluent English gentlemen, Messrs Hyett, Vivian, and Hay. He was received by the French consul Fauvel in Athens and introduced into Greek society allowing him to make his paintings of important personalities of the time, both in Athens and in Joannina where he portayed Ali Pascha, his family and attendants. He continued to Thessaly and from there he sailed to Constantinople, where he made the acquaintance of Prince Michael Soutzo of Moldavia with whom he returned to Italy via Romania. Upon arriving in Constantinople his companions left quickly, frightened by an outbreak of the plague. Duprà … [Click Below for Full Description]
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