[Othon, king of Greece (inscription in Greek).]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 285 x 210mm. 11¼ x 8¼". Trimmed to india.
Otto, prince of Bavaria or Othon, king of Greece (1815 – 1867) was made the first modern King of Greece in 1832 under the Convention of London, whereby Greece became a new independent kingdom under the protection of the Great Powers (the United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire). Perhaps an additional portrait, dated 1833 in the plate, to the rare folio 'Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Griechen und Philhellenen/Portraits des Grecs et des Philhelle`nes les plus ce´le`bres...' by Carl or Karl Krazeisen, published in Munich, Germany, with text in German and French. Published in parts between 1828 and 1831, the work contains 21 portraits and seven views or scenes. Krazeisen accompanied von Heideck and the Bavarian philhellenes to Greece in 1826 where he served as a junior officer. The portraits are amongst the best-known of the leaders of the War of Independence and are frequently reproduced. The original drawings are preserved in the National Gallery, Athens.
British Library: 002020473. From: Charborough House, residence to the Erle-Drax family.
[Ref: 14908] £450.00