Object ID
1994.79.F
Object Name
Print
Date Created
1941
Measurements
24.7650000000 cm. W x 34.6075000000 cm. L, Item (Overall)
Material
Paper
Object Entities
Tarsouli, Athina (created by)
Anton, George (owned by)
Anton, George (is related to)
Tarsouli, Athina (is related to)
Grammatopoulos, Kostas (is related to)
Object Description
A color print of a woman wearing a Greek costume. She is wearing an ankle-length white skirt with a lacy hem and flowers embroidered around the bottom. Over this she is wearing a shorter, dark pleated skirt. On top, she is wearing a red jacked with gold embroidery at the sleeves and shoulders. There are several rows of gold bangles across her chest. A long, gold-embroidered, red apron is tied around her waist. She has a white scarf wrapped around her head, with gold bangles framing her face. Below the picture is a signature in Greek that says "A. Tarsouli". Printed below this is the number "11" and the words Missolonghi, Queen Amalia style in Greek and French.
Origin
This print was donated by George Anton. The print comes from a 1941 book called "Greek Costumes" by Greek artist Athina Tarsouli, who lived from 1884 to 1975. Each print in the book shows a person wearing a costume from a different part of Greece. The name of the region in Greek and French is printed below each picture. While the original paintings were done by Tarsouli, this print was made from a lithograph based on the painting. The lithograph may have been made by Greek engraver Kostas Grammatopoulos. This print shows a woman wearing a costume from Salamis, an island off the coast of Pireaus, about 10 miles west of Athens.
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Citation
Print, 1941, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11143. Accessed 11/27/20.