[Malta] A Mohammedan Family, from Salonica Baptized at Malta in 1853.The father and two of the sons are at present under instruction in the Malta Protestant College, the latter as Free Pupils.
Lithograph on india paper, printed area 170 x 100mm. Glues stains in margins.
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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