The citadel of Corfu from the Governor's country house
Inscribed in pencil lower left, 'Corfu Oct 21st 1852 from Governor's Country House'. The British effectively controlled the Ionian Islands on the west coast of Greece from 1809, when they were largely taken from French occupation. From 1815 on they were a British protectorate, and retained for naval reasons against growing Greek disapproval after independence from Turkey in 1830, until handed back to Greece in 1864. The town, habour and citadel of Corfu was the centre of local control and government. Mends's view looks down the west side towards the Greek mainland coast, coincidentally on the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October).
George Pechell Mends
Original size: 255 mm x 372 mm
- Image reference: PZ0878-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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