View of Athens from the river Llissos


When in Athens some years ago,Anne and I happened to visit the Benaki Museum. To my surprise I came across this watercolour painted by a J. M. Wittmer in 1833. My ancestors  spelled our name with two t’s also. Johann Michael Wittmer was born 1n 1802 and died in Munich in 1880. I also painted the acropolis on the hill, and Anne and I walk among those pillars in the foreground, now a park, which are now surrounded by the city of Athens. Quite a coincidence!