494 – Theodoros Rallis 1852 – 1909

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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.
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detail

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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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