Drawings

“A Greek Hamlet” (1880)

“A Greek Hamlet” (1880) 400 701 REVICTO

“A Greek Hamlet.” Fraser’s magazine 610 (Oct 1880): 511-527 “A Greek Hamlet” fictionalizes and revises the story of Periander, Tyrant of Corinth in the 6th century BC, as found in…

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“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867

“Vasilissa” in The New Monthly Magazine, 1867 1531 2000 REVICTO

In 1867, a story entitled “Vasilissa”, which was published in The New Monthly Magazine, revisited the Greek War of Independence, centring on the figure of a Greek woman who is…

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Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869)

Cretan Amazons: A dress destined to affect the Parisian and English fashions (The Penny Illustrated, Jan. 1869) 907 933 REVICTO

The date is January 9, 1869, the 1866 Cretan Revolt is near its end and The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times publishes a short article on a ‘brave, wild, ineffectual,…

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“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894)

“The Recent Earthquakes in Greece: Survivors Camping out at Atalante” (ILN, 2 June 1894) 1029 1751 REVICTO

Originally published in 1842, The Illustrated London News (ILN) was the first newspaper to allow the image to get integrated in the news. As a dissemination of news from outside Britain was slow…

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Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897

Byron’s The Isles of Greece Revisited in 1897 1240 1755 REVICTO

The date is March 4, 1897. Henry Labouchère’s widely circulated London society journal the Truth publishes a parody of Byron’s ‘The Isles of Greece’ under the following introduction:  Byron is…

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Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago

Nineteenth-Century Admiralty Maps of the Greek Coastline and the Aegean Archipelago 943 1500 REVICTO

In chapter 8 of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion (1818), the Miss Mussgroves are poring over “their own Navy List[…] with the professed view of finding out the ships which Captain…

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Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England

Alexander Ionides, an established businessman and art patron in early 1840s England 1048 730 REVICTO

Alexander Ionides a member of an Anglo-Greek family came to England in the 1820s to work in his father’s textile business. In 1833, he established his own textile trading company…

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