Charles Baxter

British (1809–1879)

Artist’s Son in Costume of Greek Patriot

c. 1830

Oil on canvas

Gift of Margaret Acheson Stuart

1965.5.4

The revolt of the Greeks against the Turkish Ottoman Empire (1821–30) was a popular theme for Romantic artists, such as Delacroix, and authors like Chateaubriand and Victor Hugo. It also started a fashion trend, as seen here.

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