Cesare Felix Georges dell' Acqua (Italian, 1821-1904)
The Nobleman Anagnostis Giannoulidis signed and dated 'Cesare Dell Acqua 1860' (lower left) watercolour on paper 35.5 x 28 cm.
Bearing a hand written inscription on the reverse reading "Anagnostis, one of the main noblemen of Greece, pondering over the liberation of his country from the Turks".
Anagnostis Giannoulidis was a member of King Othon's parliament when he sat for the portrait. He later became mayor in Andros (1861-1863).
Cesare Felix Georges Dell'Acqua was famous for his treatment of Greek subjects and in particular scenes from the Greek War of Independence. A notable example of his ability to depict the personal element of larger historical movements is the work titled 'Greek mother' that made a world record price in these rooms in December 2007.