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Auction: 
Květnová aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Alfons Mucha
Year: 
(1860 – 1939)
Artwork: 
Holiday Portrait
Starting/Selling price: 
200 000 EUR
Estimate: 
280 000 – 400 000 EUR
Sold: 
6.000.000 Kč

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


Provenance:
– 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.