- Theodoros Ralli
- After the Bath
- signed Ralli lower left
- oil on canvas
Maria Katsanaki, Le peintre Théodore Ralli et son oeuvre, (PhD. diss.) Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 346, n. 249, catalogued; p. 500, illustrated
Theodoros Ralli, Looking East, exh.cat., Benaki Museum, Athens, 2014 - 2015, p. 68, fig. 32, catalogued & illustrated (dated circa 1901)
The traditional composition, rich yet subdued palette, Orientalist theme and exquisite draughtsmanship reflect Ralli's training at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris under the tutelage of Jean-Léon Gerome, made possible through the support and patronage of King Otto of Greece. Ralli made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1875, was appointed to the jury of the Paris World Fair in 1900, and spent the rest of his life in Paris, travelling regularly to the Middle East.