Sale: 532 / 19th Century Art, Dec. 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 310

 

310
Nikolaos Gysis
Geduldsprobe, Um 1880.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 55,000 / $ 50,600

(incl. surcharge)
Geduldsprobe. Um 1880.
Oil on canvas.
Lower left signed. 38 x 29 cm (14.9 x 11.4 in).

PROVENANCE: Collection James Staats Forbes (1823-1904), London.
Estate of James Staat Forbes, London.
Galerie Heinemann, Munich (December 7, acquired from the above in 1904 - April 5, 1907, Heinemann no. 7363).
E.A. Fleischmann's Hofkunsthandlung, Munich (acquired from the above on April 5, 1907, presumably on behalf of the following).
Privy councillor Dr. Isidor Groedel, Bad Nauheim (acquired from the above).
Galerie Heinemann, Munich (in an exchange from the above on February 15, 1907 - July 25, 1907, Heinemann no. 8708).
Charles Brown, Baden/Zürich/Montagnola (acquired from the above on July 25, 1907).
Galerie Heinemann, Munich (in an exchange from the above on April 3, 1914 - February 19, 1916, Heinemann no. 12396).
General director Dr. Hans Berckemeyer, Berlin (acquired from the above on February 19, 1916).
Private collection Bavaria.

EXHIBITION: Permanente Ausstellung von Werken erstklassiger deutscher, französischer, altenglischer und altspanischer Meister, Galerie Heinemann, Munich 1914, p. 64 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Galerie Heinemann, Munich, file on Heinemann numbers 7363, 8708, 12396.
E.A. Fleischmann's Hofkungshandlung, Munich, catalog of the painting collection (German part) of + Herrn J. S. Forbes, Chelsea, London, March 28, 1905, lot 23 (with illu.).
inventory catalog, Galerie Heinemann, Munich 1907/08, cat no. 84 (with illu.).



Born on the Cycladic island of Tinos, Nikolaos Gysis later went to art school in Athens. In 1856, supported by a scholarship, he traveled to Munich, which enjoyed an eminent international reputation in Greece as well as throughout Europe. Gysis worked at the Munich Academy until 1871, spending three formative years in the class of the renowned historical painter Carl Theodor von Piloty. On subsequent study trips to Asia Minor and Greece, he began to dedicate himself to genre painting. Instead of folkloristic scenes, however, he committed himself to the kind of searching and authentic Realism that dominated international academic exhibitions at the time. Trained at one of the best contemporary academies in Europe, he showed great technical skill in reproducing materiality and detail, illustrating his artistic talent. In 1882, Gysis was appointed professor at the Munich Academy where he continued to teach until his death. Counted among the representatives of the so-called Greek Munich School, he was part of the close cultural ties between Bavaria and Greece that prevailed in the 19th century. [KT]



310
Nikolaos Gysis
Geduldsprobe, Um 1880.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 10,000 / $ 9,200
Sold:
€ 55,000 / $ 50,600

(incl. surcharge)