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Bonhams Greek Sale Topped by Parthenis

Bonhams Auction house held the second Greek Sale today, April 9 in London.  Works of famous Greek artists, including Tsarouhis, Parthenis, Tsingos, Lytras, Egonopoulos, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas and others were auctioned this afternoon.

Kostntinos Parthenis' (1878 - 1967) work "Prayer on the mount of Olives fetched the highest price going for 511,200euros

Bonhams holds two auctions of Greek paintings each year, which include works by Greek and European artists dating from the late 18th century to the present day.

Some past artists whose Greek pictures have sold well and even made records in the past include: Nicholaos Gysis, Constantinos Volanakis, Theodore Jaques Ralli, Pericles Pantazis, Yiannis Moralis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghika, Yiannis Tsarouchis, Thanos Tsingos, Alecos Condopoulos.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas.