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Dr. Henri Revilliod Image 1

Dr. Henri Revilliod

Charcoal and pastel on paper between hinged mats
Credit Line
Gift of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015
20 x 13 in.

Description & Inscriptions

[lower right of image in graphite]: Violet Oakley / Geneva 1928; [below signature, place and date in red ink]: stamped monogram initials; [verso in black ink]: Dr. Revilliod; [verso label 1 of 2 in black ink]: 23 Dr. Revilliod, 1928; [verso label 2 of 2 in black ink]: An eminent Geneva physician who was / married to Olga Masaryk, daughter of / Thomas Masaryk, President of Czechoslovakia/ Charcoal and pastel
A Genevan physician, Henri Revilliod was also an early advocate for Switzerland's support of a European union for world peace in 1939–40. His wife, Olga Masaryk, was the daughter of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia and the subject of several portraits by Oakley.


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