Lecture 2: Philip the Greek
The lecture considers the Duke of Edinburgh in the context of the Royal Family of Greece, investigates the colourful tapestry of his Danish and Russian antecedents, and focuses on those individuals who had had a meaningful impact on his life.
DR EUGENE BARILO VON REISBERG is a Melbourne-based scholar and art adviser, who shares his passion for art, history, and culture from the eighteenth century to the present day through regular lectures and publications. He has completed a doctoral dissertation on Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873), the 19th century elite portrait specialist, and is currently working towards a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works.
Image: Philip de Laszlo (1867-1937), Portrait of Olga, Queen of the Hellenes (née Grand Duchess of Russia; grand-mother of the Duke of Edinburgh), 1914, Oil on canvas, Private Collection.