Major Work by Constantinos Volanakis to Highlight Sotheby’s Greek Sale in May

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s Greek Sale, on Monday, 9 May, 2011, will draw together an exceptional array of Greek art, with important examples of 19th and 20th-century masters such as Constantinos Volanakis, Konstantinos Maleas, and Nicos Hadjikiriakos-Ghika. The sale of 132 lots is estimated to fetch in excess of £4 million. Speaking about the sale, Constantine Frangos, Senior Director, Greek and 19th Century European Paintings, Sotheby’s, London, commented, “We are very pleased to be offering once again a selection of high quality Greek paintings to an international audience. We expect the Volanakis to attract much attention and we look forward to welcoming collectors from Greece, Europe as well as the rest of the world.” The sale will be highlighted by Elegant Figures At The Shore by Constantinos Volanakis (1837-1907), estimated at £300,000-500,000. In this monumental panorama, Volanakis