Από τους πίνακες του Π. Ζωγράφου τρεις έχουν σχέση με την Άρτα και τους Αρτηνούς. Στη φωτογραφία ο πίνακας με «Τη Μάχη της Άρτας» και το κείμενο που τον συνοδεύει όπως παρουσιάζεται στο βιβλίο A LUMINOUS LAND – ARTISTS DISCOVER GREECE του Richard Stoneman για το Getty Museum.
“…..On the loth there came from Marati to the chapel of Elijah, where we were encamped, Photomaras, Karaiskakis, and Ago with other Turks on our side, and we made a joint plan to send three hundred men from Marati to occupy the mills of Arta, which lie outside the town on the borders of the land, and the place called Mouchousti, which is near the mills. From our company were detailed a hundred men to occupy the Twelve Apostles and the monastery of Hodegetria on the borders of the land.. . . The three hundred were fallen upon by a large force of foot and horse; and we by some eight hundred of foot, as the country was hilly, and cavalry no use. And I tell my readers, I swear by my country, those three hundred were not men, but in their feet they were eagles and in their hearts lions. They fired one volley at the Turks and then drew their swords. And they slaughtered the Turks and followed them into the outskirts of Arta as far as the Serai and round about the strong-points and there they left them.. . . When the eight hundred came down on us… we swept them in front of us, and with one spirited charge we threw the Turks out of Hodegetria.” (The Memoirs of General Makriyannis, 1797-1864, ed. and trans, by H. A. Lidderdale, p. 31.)
Zográfos has given a bird’s-eye view of the whole progress of the battle, representing the various movements of troops as well as the topography of the town in a bend of the River Arachthus, spanned by the famous bridge — itself the subject of a well-known folk song
Το εξώφυλλο του βιβλίου του Richard Stoneman για το Getty Museum.