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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Constantinos Volanakis
GREEK
THE DEPARTURE
Estimation
80 000120 000
Lot. Vendu 193,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Constantinos Volanakis
GREEK
THE DEPARTURE
Estimation
80 000120 000
Lot. Vendu 193,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Constantinos Volanakis
1837-1907
GREEK
THE DEPARTURE
signed and dated 77 lower left
oil on canvas
100 by 161cm., 39½ by 63½in.
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Provenance

Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner in Germany circa 1900; thence by descent

Description

In this majestic composition from Volanakis's Munich period, a steel-hulled steamship makes ready to sail. The hoisted blue signal flag or 'blue peter' on the bow mast denotes that the ship is about to leave port. The engines idle, with smoke billowing from the ship's funnel, the last provisions are loaded from a lighter on the starboard side, and elegantly dressed passengers embark from the port ferry which has tied up at the stern. The keenly observed ship contrasts with the serenely calm waters and sky of a summer's day, revealing Volanakis's abilities both as an accomplished technical draftsman and as a marine painter.

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