Pantazis, Pericles (1849-1884)

French Landscape with Cattle After The Storm

signed, oil on canvas, painted 1871-72, in hand carved original 1870s frame

38.5 x 55.6 cm

In its original stretcher and frame which is similar to the frame on the Pantazis painting sold at Bonhams, London, Greek Sale 7th December 2007, lot 41 titled, ‘Un coin de la Meditarranee’

A similar painting to the one in our collection is in the Leventis Foundation collection,

The painting before restoration and relining in 2000

 

Portrait of  a Gentleman with a Pipe

signed, oil on board, painted circa 1870-72

44 x 38 cm

Provenance: The artist’s family, Athens 1999

Exhibited: Greek Cypriot Brotherhood Centre, London- The Hellenes, 16th November – 18th December 2015, number 6 illustrated in colour in the catalogue to the exhibition

Pantazis is considered the first Impressionist Greek artist but he also painted magnificent portraits in classical manner for rich patrons similar to the one in our collection.