Object ID
2016.4.1
Object Name
Painting
Date Created
1952
Measurements
2.2225000000 cm. H x 50.0049800000 cm. W x 59.6900000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Medium
Oil Paint
Material
Canvas; Wood
Object Entities
(?), N. (created by)
Object Description
This is an oil painting on canvas. The canvas is held together in the back with wood and secured on with nails that surround all four borders. The subject in the painting is Yanni Vasiliou: a man with dark hair, eyebrows, eyes, and a large handlebar mustache. The background behind him is a pinkish-grey blend. The painting shows Yanni from his chest up. He is wearing a black suitcoat with a white collared shirt with a navy blue tie. The artist's signature is in blue, located in the bottom right hand corner.
Origin
Painted portrait of Yanni Vasiliou, the maternal grandfather of Helen I. Jonas. Yanni Vasiliou was from Patra, Greece and lived in Greece his whole life. He was married to Eleni Kyriazis. Yanni Vasiliou was a shoemaker until they had government jobs with trains as a switchman.
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Citation
Painting, 1952, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11128. Accessed 09/24/21.