Sunday, July 19, 2009
Major Painting by Nicholaos Gysis to Lead Sotheby's Greek Sale in London
LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that one of the key highlights of its autumn Greek Sale in London - which is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 9, 2009 - will be a recently re-discovered work by Nicholaos Gysis, an artist considered by many as the father of Greek 19th-century painting. Entitled The Fortune Teller, the major work represents a very exciting re-discovery in Gysis’ oeuvre given that its whereabouts has remained unknown for many decades; it has been part of the same American collection for almost half a century. The forthcoming sale will be the painting’s first-ever appearance at auction and it will be offered for sale with an estimate of €230,000-350,000.