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WRIGHT, George Newenham. The Rhine, Italy, and Greece. In a Series of Drawings from Nature… With historical and legendary Descriptions by the Rev. G.N. Wright, vols I-II, London/Paris, Fisher, Son & Co. [ca. 1842].

The Irishman George Newenham Wright (c. 1794-1877) was born in Dublin and studied at Trinity College. He lived in London, where he taught Classics. Between 1820 and 1840 he published a number of minor topographical works and textbooks, as well as biographies, works on philosophy and studies on the Greek language. Very popular in Wright's time were the albums that exalted the natural and architectural beauties of Italy, the Eastern Mediterranean, Constantinople, and by exception the Rhine. These were usually illustrated by distinguished artists, such as Bartlett, who must have first journeyed to the East in 1834 and 1835, and the Swiss painter J.J. Wolfensberger, who also had travelled to Athens. A writer would compose the accompanying explanatory text, as did Wright in this edition. The Fisher publishing house produced a series of such travel albums.

Written by Ioli Vingopoulou

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