Description

    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    Pillared Ruins, Greece, 1985
    Watercolor and sepia ink on Whatman board
    30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST

    EXHIBITED:
    Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "Faculty Show," November 22 - December 22, 1985;
    Bratenahl, Ohio, "Bratenahl Place Show," May 5 - 18, 1986 (invited);
    Gates Mills, Ohio, "Gates Mills Art Show," April 26 - May 3, 1986 (invited);
    Crocker Center, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, April 1988;
    Cain Park Art Gallery, Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, "Cain Park 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Schreckengost/Schmidt," June 17 - July 3, 1988;
    The Intown Club, Cleveland, Ohio, "Kenneth Bates and Viktor Schreckengost Exhibition," March 31 - May 3, 1989.

    Viktor's notes record that the site depicted in this painting are the ruins at Sounion, Greece, where the partially reconstructed Temple of Poseidon has both round and square columns. The temple sits on the Sounion Cape headland, surrounded on three sides by the sea. Notably the ruins bear the deeply engraved name of English Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824). The site is famous for spectacular searing red sunsets.


    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be possible surface soiling in upper right quadrant as well as a small approx. 1 inch surface scratch in upper far right column; small tear underneath far left figure and approx. 1.5 x .5 inch skinning in upper far left column; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 39 X 49 Inches

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