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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Les femmes Souliotes' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865016

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Photograph of a drawing by Ary Scheffer, drafted around 1826 as preparatory for his painting Les femmes Souliotes. Completed in 1827, the painting is now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (Ivn. no. 7857). It depicts various women from Souli gathered on the Zalongo clifftop before their act of resistance during the 1803 Souliote War against the Ottoman Empire.

Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Greek War of Independence (1821-1827)