494 – Theodoros Rallis 1852 – 1909

Refectory in a Greek monastery (Mount Athos)
The present work is a premiere pense for Rallis’ painting Refectory in a Greek Monastery of 1885 that was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1886 and the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Rallis most likely painted the present work in situ during a trip to Mount Athos while the Salon version was completed in the artist’s Paris studio. (Sotheby’s).
This painting was sold for GBP 126.500 november 2007 at Sotheby’s.

Icon painter on Mount Athos
Almost finished study for a larger painting of the same subject in the collection of Yiannis Perdios, Athens.

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