Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 330 x 230mm. 13 x 9". Trimmed, slight printers' crease through waist.
Andreas Asimakou Zaimis (1791 - 1840) was a Greek freedom fighter and government leader during the Greek War of Independence. In 1826, Zaimis was chosen as the leader of the interim Greek government. His son, Thrasivoulos Zaimis, and grandson, Alexandros Zaimis, would also serve as Prime Ministers of Greece. From the rare folio 'Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Griechen und Philhellenen/Portraits des Grecs et des Philhelle`nes les plus ceŽle`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.
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