Benedetto Civiletti (Italian 1846-1899) "The Canaris brothers". Famous Greek naval heroes. Superb Chiurazzi Foundry bronze cast circa 1880. Original marble at the Via Turati entrance to the Politeama Theatre in Palermo. Konstantine Kanaris 1790-1877, Greek patriot, admiral, and politician. He distinguished himself in the Greek War of Independence, notably at Tenedos, where he destroyed in 1822 the flagship of the Turkish admiral. Kanaris served several terms as minister of the navy and as premier in 1848-49, and he became increasingly active in political life. In 1862 he was a leader in the revolution that ousted King Otto and put George I on the Greek throne.
Dimensions: Total Height 17&3/4 inches, by 13&1/2 inches in length, by 7 &1/2 inches in width