Lot 19. Holiday Portrait

Alfons Mucha
(1860 – 1939)

oil on canvas laid down on cardboard
45,5 x 26 cm
signed lower right: Mucha
verso a vignette of framer K. J. Rubes

– important private collection of the First Czechoslovak Republic’s builder Augustin Klos, Prague

Authenticity certificate from the Copyright holder of the painter Mucha Foundation Services Limited represented by Mr. John Mucha and Sarah Omond dated January 18, 2022 enclosed.

Expert’s report written by Dr Karel Srp enclosed.

Consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murra y HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky, and Vladimir Lekes.

This work is a rare example of Mucha’s portraiture underpinned by his interest in his nation. This brilliant painting showcases Mucha’s talent for capturing facial expressions and comes from the second half of the 1920s.

Starting/Selling price
5.000.000 Kč
200 000 EUR
7.000.000 – 10.000.000 Kč
280 000 – 400 000 EUR
Price realized
6.000.000 Kč