Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole, ou, Collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes grecs et ottomans, peints sur les lieux, d'apres nature, lithographies et colories
Dupre, Louis. Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole. Paris : Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupre. 1825.
Dupre, Louis (1825) Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole. Paris : Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupre.
Dupre, Louis, Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinopole. Paris : Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupre. 1825.
Dupre had been a pupil of David's studio. Recommended by Cardinal Fetch in 1811, Dupre became the official court painter at Kassel to King Jerome of Westphalia. He obtained a pension to live in Italy and divided his time between Naples and Rome from 1814. In 1819 he managed a six month journey to Greece and Constantinople, where he stayed for three months.
He was guided in his work by M. Jouannin, the senior interpreter to the French Embassy, who introduced him to Greek Princes and rich Armenian families, notably the family of the Duzoglou, the leading jewelers and silversmiths to the Court (Hitzel). Most of the portraits were of the people Dupre met during his journey, and the fine coloring of the plates is said to have been done by Dupre himself.
Large folio, 40 hand coloured lithographed plates by and after Dupre, and a double page plate of a Turkish passport, 12 vignettes in the letterpress.
, 52 pages, XXXX,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : 60 x 37 cm (fol.)
BL; Atabey 381; BN; Weber 130; Colas 916; not in Abbey; Bobins 137.