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Thermopylæ.

Thermopylæ. Dodwell, Edward. Thermopylæ. "Pass of Thermopylæ." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of Thermopylæ from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso
The view shows the pass of Thermopylæ with the plain down to the sea, on the left is Mount Knemis and also Mount Œta,
Thermopylae means "hot gates" in Greek and the name is related with its hot sulphur springs. This is also the place of cavernous entrances to Hades in mythology.
Thermopylae is primarily known for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces including the Spartans and the Persian forces. It is the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly and thus was the site of several battles..
Dodwell states that the two figures are"attendants of the author, for as the defiles of Thermopylæ are sometimes infested with banditti ,it was necssary to be well prepared." Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 265 by 395mm (10½ by 15½ inches).    €750
Stock No. 2588 - Greece full description

The Parthenon, Athens.

View of the Parthenon. Dodwell, Edward. View of the Parthenon. "View of the Parthenon from the Propylea" London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of the Parthenon from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso
The view showing the Parthenon, is taken from the summit of the northern wall of the Propylea. It shows the Western facade in great detail, the temple is surrounded by houses and Dodwell tells us that the large house to the left of the temple is the residence of Assap-agha, lieutenant to the Disdar or Governor of the castle; this personage can be seen sitting smoking in the foreground. Dodwell's text explains that he and his party often brought their dinner up to the Acropolis to dine amongst the ruins, invariably the Disdar would discover them and "never omitted the opportunity of indulging in the forbidden liquor and of drinking the greater part of our wine." He goes on to explain that the other figure a Turk member of the garrison had just surprised the Disdar with a cup of wine at his lips which he hastily threw to the ground. Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 248 by 414mm (9¾ by 16¼ inches).    €2500
Stock No. 2590 - Greece full description

Portaria, Mount Pelion, Thessaly.

Village of Portaria. Dodwell, Edward. Village of Portaria. "Village of Portaria on Mount Pelion." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of Portaria from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso
The view shows Portaria, Thessaly, one of the "large and opulent " villages of Mount Pelion, inhabited by Greeks of "hardy habits and athletic forms..... in the midst of a varied profusion of trees which form cooling arbours and embowering shades,while the streets are irrigated by numerous streams that ripple under the luxuriouscanopy of wide spreading platini."Dodwell obvoiusly much enamoured of the village continues "Here is delight for the voluptuous, incitement for the romantic and repose for the weary." Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 264 by 401mm (10½ by 15¾ inches).    €2500
Stock No. 2584 - Greece full description

View of the Acropolis from the House of the French Consul Fauvel.

The Acropolis. View from the house of the French Consul Mr. Fauvel. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. The Acropolis. View from the house of the French Consul Mr. Fauvel. "L'Acropolis, Vu de la Maison du Consul de France Mr. Fauvel." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Acropolis from the house of M. Fauvel from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
A famous image of the Acropolis from the French Consul's house; Dupré's self portrait, seated before his easel, on the terrace, attended by a Greek women.
Beside the artist is a relief from the Parthenon, not one of the Elgin Marble, however it was captured by the English on it's journey to France and is now in the British Museum . Lightly toned; short tear [10mm] to upper edge, repaired to verso with archival tape; paper thinning , due ro adhesion to right blank margin
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 405 by 427mm (16 by 16¾ inches)image including title and blindstamp.    €5000
Stock No. 1901 - Greece full description

The Parthenon, Athens.

The Parthenon. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. The Parthenon. "Le Parthènon." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Parthenon from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The view shows the façade of the Parthenon upon the Acropolis. Inside the temple can be seen the mosque built by the Turks. The view also shows houses upon the Acropolis rock. Bright & clean; thinning to paper of upper margin ( due to removal of mount/passepartout?).
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 370 by 478mm (14½ by 18¾ inches)image including title & blind stamp.    €4000
Stock No. 1903 - Greece full description

The Temple of Zeus Olympus with the Acropolis, Athens.

The Temple of Jupiter Olympus and the Acropolis of Athens Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. The Temple of Jupiter Olympus and the Acropolis of Athens "Le Temple de Jupiter Olympien et l'Acropolis d'Athens." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Olympieion with the Acropolis from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The view shows the Temple of Olympian Zeus, with the Acropolis in the background; from this angle it is possible to see part of the town , the Plaka district, on the Acropolis slopes.
Interestingly Dupré illustrates a gathering of Turks beside the temple seemingly being addressed by an Imam, suggesting that the space was used as an open air mosque. Bright & clean; slight crease causing lightening of the colour of the sky in the middle of the view.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 310 by 432mm (12¼ by 17 inches)image including title & blind stamp.    €4000
Stock No. 1904 - Greece full description

View of Joannina from the Lake.

The Palace & Fortress of Joannina,view from the  Lake Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. The Palace & Fortress of Joannina,view from the Lake "Le Palais et la Fortresse de Janina , Vue du Lac, Un Turc et un jeune Grec." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the Palace & Fort of Joannina from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows in the foreground a Turk with his Greek servant sitting in a boat on Pamvotis lake, behind is the fortress of Joannina and the palace of Ali Pasha.

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. Thomas Maitland had 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!" Maitland suggested Ali accept the portrait as a gift, when the offer was only answered with a smile, Maitland, in an effort to maintain relations suggested Dupré draw the portrait of Ali's grandsons, which was to be the first of a number of drawings of members of Ali's household , including the Pasha himsef.
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. Repaired holes to image [can be seen when held to light] & to upper and lower margins; slight crease down centre.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 345 by 436mm (13½ by 17¼ inches)image including title.    €2000
Stock No. 1892 - Greece full description

Crossing the Pindus Mountains.

Pindus, Crossing from Joannina to Trikala. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Pindus, Crossing from Joannina to Trikala. "Le Pinde, traversée de Janina à Tricala." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of the artist and party crossing the Pindus Mountans from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.

The print shows the artist and his fellow travellers climbing up the Pindus Mountains with the help of local guides. In the foreground a Greek dressed in fustanella leads a white horse up the mountain; behind lit by sunlight the artist, complete with portfolio, urges his horse up the rocky pass. The party is a large one with porters, mules and armed guards seemingly directed by the bearded Turk in the mid ground. The image fully shows the enterpise it was to travel through Greece at that time. Generally bright; blank margins with repaired tears, away from image; upper right corner torn and repaired to verso; slight toning to blank margins from repairs.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 430 by 320mm (17 by 12½ inches)image including title.    €2500
Stock No. 1895 - Greece full description

Tartar and the Lion of Chaeronea.

Tartar and Fragments of the Lion of Chaeronea. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Tartar and Fragments of the Lion of Chaeronea. "Un Tartare et les Fragments du lion de Chéronée.." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a tartar and his horse from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows a tartar and his magnificent horse in front of the ruined statue of the lion of Chaeronea. It is likely that the Tartar was a member of Dupré's travelling party.
The lion was rediscovered in 1818 by English travellers, and is believed to be a funerary monument erected in honor of the Sacred Band of Thebes massacred in 338BC.
Chaeronea was the site of several historical battles. Best known is that of 338 BC, between Philip II of Macedonia and a coalition of various Greek states, mainly Thebes and Athens. During the battle, the elite unit of Theban soldiers known as the Sacred Band of Thebes was wiped out completely .
Diodorus says that more than 1,000 Athenians died in the battle, with another 2,000 taken prisoner, and that the Thebans fared similarly. Plutarch suggests that all 300 of the Sacred Band were killed at the battle, having previously been seen as invincible. In the Roman period, the 'Lion of Chaeronea', an enigmatic monument on the site of the battle, was believed to mark the resting place of the Sacred Band. Modern excavations found the remains of 254 soldiers underneath the monument; it is therefore generally accepted that this was indeed the grave of the Sacred Band. 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 559 357 by 452mm (14 by 17¾ inches)image withou title; page:440x570mm.    €1500
Stock No. 2865 - Greece. full description

Dancing At the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Remains of the Temple of Jove Olympus. Gasparini Andrea Remains of the Temple of Jove Olympus. "Avanzi del Tempio di Giove Olympico.." Rome Unknown. 1844
Copper engraving of the Olympieion, Temple of Olympian Zeus by Andrea Gasperini. Black & white; verso blank. Dedication to "Signor Alessandro Cipriani di Livorno, amatore e dislinto cultore di belle arti" with the artist's sincere friendship and gratiude.
A rare engraving, as far as we can determine it was seperately issued, ie never bound as a book with the others of the series.
The large view shows the temple from an unusual angle with the hill of Lycabettus behind, across open fields. There are no houses, but a few tents of those who have come to celebrate at the temple. In the foreground a group of women dance whist others look on, we see other groups dancing in the background. Good dark impression; some spotting within image; minor chips to edge of lower blank margin.
450 by 595mm (17¾ by 23½ inches).plate mark.    €2000
Stock No. 1905 - Greece full description


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