May 9, 2013
May 9, 2013

Count Demetrius de Palatiano in Suliot Costume

Count Demetrius de Palatiano in Suliot Costume

not dated

imitator of Eugène Delacroix

(French, 1798–1863)

Oil on fabric

Unframed: 40.7 x 33.2 cm (16 x 13 1/16 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1973.33



The Greek war of independence in the 1820s was a source of great interest for the rest of Europe. The exotic costumes of Greek soldiers, or Palikares, were popular subjects for artists. Count Palatiano was a flamboyant Greek aristocrat who often posed for Delacroix and his colleagues in Paris.

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