Georgios Jakobides (Greek 1852-1932) Portrait of Mrs Scaramanga 67 x 52 cm. (26 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
Lot 51
Georgios Jakobides
(Greek 1852-1932)
Portrait of Mrs Scaramanga 67 x 52 cm. (26 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
£ 50,000 - 70,000
US$ 63,000 - 88,000

The Greek Sale

14 Dec 2004, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Georgios Jakobides (Greek 1852-1932)
Portrait of Mrs Scaramanga
signed and dated ‘G. Jakobides/1895’ (upper right)
oil on canvas
67 x 52 cm. (26 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Alexander Filadelfeas, nephew of the Ralli-Scaramanga family.
    Private collection, Athens.

    Literature:
    Olga Metzafou-Polyzou, Jakobides, Athens 1999, Adam editions, p. 154 (illustrated).


    After graduating from Athens School of Fine Arts in 1877, Jakobides left for Munich to continue his studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste. A superb draughtsman with a deep awareness of the subtleties and emotional values of colour, Jacobides served on the Jury Committee for the annual art exhibitions at the Glaspalast and established a prosperous career, winning acclaim for his genre paintings and portraiture.

    Upon his return to Athens in 1900, he painted portraits of many established personalities of the political world, the royal family and Greek society.

    Writing in 1912, Pavlos Nirvanas claimed that, “Jakobides is the best guarantee for the highest quality of work, like a surgeon performing an operation. Individuals who would have gone to Europe to have their portraits done, now have them painted in Greece”.

    In the present portrait of Mrs. Scaramanga, member of a wealthy and prominent family from Trieste, Jakobides captures the realities of age with honesty and a deep sense of sensitivity. The different textures of the sitter’s dress and heavy shawl are skillfully rendered and her face is neatly framed by a white collar at her neck and white cap on her head. Highlighting the elderly woman’s face with a tender, contemplative smile, the artist makes no attempt to conceal her age but he does so without compromising her dignity.
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