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Konstantinos Volanakis: The burning of a Turkish frigate  wikidata:Q14693938 
artist QS:P170,Q767151
Konstantinos Volanakis: The burning of a Turkish frigate
The burning of a Turkish frigate
Object type painting
Genre history painting
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 92 cm (36.2 ″); Width: 135 cm (53.1 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,92U174728;P2049,135U174728
Private collection
institution QS:P195,Q768717

Credit line Provenance: : Private collection
institution QS:P195,Q768717
, Athens
Inscriptions signed lower left
Notes The Burning of a Turkish Frigate depicts a strategic battle scheme used by Greek revolutionary fighters to attack their Turkish oppressors which eventually lead to the liberation of Greece. The tactic of attaching a small boat laden with explosives (known as a fire ship) to the side of a frigate was used by maritime heroes such as Canaris, Papamanolis and Barbatsis. One of the most famous of such ambushes was the destruction of the 'Mansourija'. On the evening of 27 May 1821 the thirty three year old freedom fighter Dimitris Papamanolis sailed his small vessel up to the port side of the frigate and set it ablaze. The devastating fire spread throughout the Turkish ship killing 600 sailors.[1]
Source/Photographer Sotheby's


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