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Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model 445 583 REVICTO

The model in this photograph is Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), the youngest daughter of Eyphrosyne and Michael Spartali, a wealthy merchant who became Greek consul to London. The Spartalis were…

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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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Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838

Sketches of Modern Greece in 1837 & 1838 800 466 REVICTO

Anonymous. “Sketches of Modern Greece”. A series of three articles, attributed to James Henry Skene, which attempt to provide the general reader with a broad view of the political, cultural,…

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Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece.

Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron, and A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece. 800 594 REVICTO

James Browne Hamilton. “Voyage from Leghorn to Cephalonia with Lord Byron” and “A Narrative of a Visit, in 1823, to the Seat of War in Greece. (Part I.)” In this…

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in The (London Evening) Standard 2500 1875 REVICTO

The lengthy and detailed passage begins by alluding to the excellence and civilization of ancient Greece and goes on to make specific reference to the intricacy and richness of the…

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Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851

Greece as a Block of Marble in The Great Exhibition, 1851 150 150 REVICTO

The following passage, published shortly after the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, very briefly comments on one of the exhibits of the Greek pavilion linking it…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the Greek War of Independence. When…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated by Katinka, a harem slave…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story begins when Harry Valency, an…

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Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star.

Zakynthos: Murderers and Currants. Excerpt from a 1870 novel reprinted in The Northern Star. 640 473 REVICTO

Excerpt from George Webb Dasent’s highly autobiographical novel, Annals of an Eventful Life (1870). The author explicitly declares the island of Zakynthos as the land of murderers and currants.  The…

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