Centaurs with the artist's studio stamp 'N.Gysis' (lower right) oil on canvas 65 x 55 cm.
PROVENANCE: Private collection, Athens.
EXHIBITED: Athens, Etaireia Filotechnon, Exhibition of Works by Nikolaos Gysis (retrospective), March 15 - May 15 1928, no. 225 (possibly).
LITERATURE: Marcel Montandon, Gysis, Verlag von Velhagen & Klafing, Bielefeld und Leipzig 1902, p. 117 (referred)(possibly). I. Galeridis, Mythological Representations by Modern Greek Artists of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, doctoral dissertation, Athens 1990, p. 84 (possibly).
In his monograph on Gysis published in Germany in 1902, a year after the artist's death, Marcel Montandon noted: "One would say that Centaurs, an oil study of unrivalled strength, which symbolises the virulent, menacing torrents, painted the same time as his ceiling mural Triumph of Bavaria [1895-1899], draws from the same pool of inexhaustible intellectual inspiration and imagination." (M. Montandon, Gysis, Derlag von Delhagen & Klafing editions, Bielefeld und Leipzig, 1902, p. 117).