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Edward Lear, Han Valiarè (1857)



Edward Lear, Han Valiarè.
Title and signature lower right: Ruins of Han Valiere / April 1, 1857. 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Watercolour on paper.

At the Han of Valiare, between Gardiki and Ioannina, 600 people from Gardiki were slaughtered on March 15, 1812 by order of Ali Pasha. It is thought that it was an act of revenge, for the acts of violence committed by the former many years ago against the mother and sister of the pasha.

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