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Auction: 
Podzimní aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Vojtěch Preissig
Year: 
(1873 – 1944)
Artwork: 
LEDA WITH A SWAN
Created: 
1921
Starting/Selling price: 
6 000 EUR
Estimate: 
8 000–12 000 EUR
Sold: 
160.000 Kč

mixed media (gouache, watercolour) on cardboard

31,5 x 23,5 cm

signed lower right: PV.

verso label: Waldes Picture Gallery No. 2009

verso stamp NGP K 6288

 

Provenance:

- purchased by Jindrich Waldes

- confiscated by the Gestapo in 1939, transferred to the Provincial Gallery and subsequently to the National Gallery in Prague

- deposited in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague, registered under No. K 6288

- 1996 restitution of the National Gallery in Prague (the so-called Waldes Gallery) to the heirs of the factory owner Jindrich Waldes

- significant Prague collection

 

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

Authenticity certificate enclosed.