Greece on the ruins of Missolunga by Eugene Delacroix

Greece on the ruins of Missolunga by Eugene Delacroix

The painting depicts the allegorical figure of Greece, in many respects reminiscent of the famous Freedom from the canvas “Freedom leading the people.” She mournfully spread her hands over the fresh grave of the Greek patriot.

This work is connected both with the fall of Missolunga, the last hotbed of resistance, suppressed by the Turks in the course of the failed uprising, and with Lord Byron, who died tragically in this city in 1826.

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