The Dream
Property of an English Private Collection
Gerasimos Steris

The Dream

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Gerasimos Steris

The Dream

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property of an English Private Collection

Gerasimos Steris

Gerasimos Steris

The Dream

The Dream

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

Description

Property of an English Private Collection

Gerasimos Steris

Greek, 1895 - 1985

The Dream


signed Deste lower right and lower left

pastel on paper

unframed: 50 by 130 cm., 19n 3/4 by 51 1/4 in.

framed: 79 by 159cm., 31 by 62½in.

Provenance

Alfred Lippe, New York, acquired from the artist
Regina Lippe, Florida (inherited from the above; sale: Sotheby's, London, 18 November 2003, lot 39)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue note

The following were Gerasimos Steris provisional thoughts on The Dream: "In the middle of the painting place two young bodies, a man and a woman embracing and illuminated by glorious light. On the left side of the canvas a group of figures representing the poetry and drive for life. On the right side a group of young figures representing effort, the struggle and the accomplishments. These blended into a dynamic background of dark blue black. The entire painting in perpetural metamorphosia and movement." (Gerasimos Steris, Personal Correspondence).