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Dupré, Louis.
A Suliote at Corfu. "Suliote à Corfu. Nicolo Pervoli.
Philhellenic: 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.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 En … [Click Below for Full Description]
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