11. Greek (Lesvos) Pitcher – Lord Byron’s Portrait

Levos (Greece) 20th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Pitcher with the portrait of Lord Byron from the Greek island of Lesvos (village of Agiasos). George Gordon Byron (1788 – 1824), commonly known as Lord Byron, was one of the greatest British poets and a leading figure in Romanticism. Greece was a source of inspiration for him. He was a passionate philhellene and travelled to fight against the Ottomans during the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revered him as a national hero. Lord Byron died of fever at the age of 36 years old in Messolonghi (Greece). The pitcher is from the first half of the 20th c.

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