|Athlete from the Schinoussa Archive.|
Source: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis
The sculpture is due to be auctioned at Sotheby's, London on 3 July 2018 (lot 23). The estimate is £30,000–£50,000. The stated history is as follows:
- John Hewett (1919-1994), London, perhaps acquired from Robin Symes
- James Freeman, Kyoto, probably acquired from the above in the early 1970s
- acquired from the above by Willard and Elizabeth Clark on December 21st, 1980
Did Symes sell the statue to Hewett? Or did Hewett sell it to Symes? Or did Symes sell the statue to Freeman? Or did Hewett sell to Freeman? When did these transactions take place?
What is the authenticated documentation that can confirm the statue's history? When did it surface?