John Logotheti Senator of the Executive Body of the Greek Government. [Greek facsimile signature].
This Print forms one of the Series of Greek Portaits (4.th Part) now in course of publication in London, by A. Friedel & Sold by the principal Book & Printsellers in Town & Country. June 1826.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 486 x 350mm.
Portrait of Ionnis Logothetis, who represented Eastern Mainland Greece at the First National Assembly of 1821 during the Greek War of Independence. Provenance: Bracebridge Archive. Selina Bracebridge, maiden-name Mills, was a pupil of Samuel Prout. Her husband was the Bracebridge celebrated in Washington Irving’s Bracebridge Hall. From the mid-1830s, they settled for some years in Athens. He owned large properties in Karea and Euboca, the latter of which he sold to the Noel family; and they both lived in a large house on Adrianou Street. 1850, saw the publication of Mr. Bracebridge’s 'Letter on the Affairs of Greece'. Bracebridge was Florence Nightingale’s uncle. Their time spent in Athens and the Levant is not clear; however it seems likely that they were settled in Athens from about 1835 to 1839, with frequent trips to England. Similarly, it is most likely that on their return back to the UK, they continued to own property in Greece. A painting by Selina is in the possession of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
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