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George Roilos

Greece (1867 -  1928 )
ROILOS George Vouliagmeni's Lake

Bonhams
May 22, 2012
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Variants on Artist's name :

Roilos Georios

 

Artworks in Arcadja
21

Some works of George Roilos

Extracted between 21 works in the catalog of Arcadja
George Roilos - Portrait Of Sir Dimitrios Metaxas

George Roilos - Portrait Of Sir Dimitrios Metaxas

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Lot number: 170
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LOT 170

- GEORGIOS ROILOS

GREEK, 1867 - 1928

PORTRAIT OF SIR DIMITRIOS METAXAS

50,000—70,000 GBP
measurements

214 by 118cm., 84¼ by 46½in.
Description

signed lower left

oil on canvas
PROVENANCE

Sale: Christie's, Athens, 13 December 1993, lot 142
Private Collection, Athens

CATALOGUE NOTE

Dimitrios Metaxas (1860-1920) was Greek Ambassador to London and
Rome.
George Roilos - After The Battle Of Kresna

George Roilos - After The Battle Of Kresna

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Lot number: 54
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signed l.l.

oil on canvas

PROVENANCEPrivate Collection, Athens
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Pinakothiki, December 1913
CATALOGUE NOTE
The subject of the present work is the Greek's army's exit from
the Kresna Gorge in July 1913. The battle, which is considered one
of the most significant of the Greek-Bulgarian War, took place just
days before the signing of the Bucharest Peace Treaty. Roilos's initial training was at the School of Fine Arts in Athens
from 1880 to 1887. He was then awarded a scholarship from the
Kritsi Bequest to study in Munich under Nicholas Gysis and later
continued his training in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He
returned to Greece in 1894 as a teacher at the school of Fine
Arts. "...During the exit from Kresna Gorge, the Greek army met with
renewed resistance by Bulgarians and the Greeks' position became
critical. The general advance of the Greek 6th Division began,
which expanded along the front. The men were not only hungry, but
many had suffered from the atmospheric conditions on the mountain
tops. At noon, the men shivered from the cold and in the afternoon, they
froze, but despite this, they continued to advance trying with
bayonets to drive the Bulgarians out of their last line of defence
as it seemed..." (Capt. Albert Trapman, Londons Daily Telegraph War
correspondent, 12 July 1913).
George Roilos - Corn Sellers Below The Acropolis

George Roilos - Corn Sellers Below The Acropolis

Original 1900
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Lot number: 23
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signed l.l.

oil on canvas

PROVENANCE

Purchased from the artist by the great grandfather of the present owner
circa
1900; thence by descent

EXHIBITED

Athens, Fine Art Exhibition, 1899, no. 72

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES

A. Filadephevs,
Greece

during the Olympic Games of 1896
, Athens, 1896, p. 44

CATALOGUE NOTE

Corn Sellers below the Acropolis
is among the most important works by Roilos to appear at auction. Purchased directly from the artist by the great grandfather of the present owner
circa
1900 this major painting has remained in the same family for over one hundred years. Its appearance at auction marks an important re-discovery for the artist?s oeuvre.

Roilos' initial training was at the School of Fine Arts in Athens from 1880 to 1887. He was then awarded a scholarship from the Kritsis Bequest to study in Munich under Nicholaos Gysis (see lot 28) and later continued his training in Paris at the School of Fine Arts. He returned to Greece in 1894 as a teacher at the school of Fine Arts.

Corn sellers below the Acropolis
provided Roilos with the ideal setting to render striking contrasts of chiaroscuro within a composition. His exploration of the subtle yet theatrical effects of candle and lamplight on the human face and body was clearly influenced by the Dutch 17
th
century masters such as Gerrit Dou. Painted after his return to Greece in 1894, the present work shows the influence that international art currents had on Roilos' work at the turn of the century.
George Roilos - Vouliagmeni's Lake

George Roilos - Vouliagmeni's Lake

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Lot number: 14
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Georgios Roilos (Greek, 1867-1928)

Vouliagmeni's lake

signed in Greek (lower right)

oil on canvas

70 x 140 cm.
George Roilos - Bathers

George Roilos - Bathers

Original 1891
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Lot number: 126
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LOT 126
GEORGIOS ROILOS
GREEK, 1867 - 1928
BATHERS
4,000—6,000 GBP
measurements
33 by 41cm., 13 by 16in.
Description
signed, dedicated and dated 91 lower left
oil on canvas
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