Lot 40. Sklabina Valley
oil on canvas
100 x 132 cm
signed lower right: M. Benka
– significant Czech-Slovak collection of the former Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Trade
It would appear as if the artist were returning to his place of origin, although thematically he long adhered to the subject of the imposing mountain relief of central Slovakia, which in 1913 utterly captivated him and awakened in him the will to put himself at its service for life.
Consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes.
Authenticity certificate enclosed.
A major large-format work by the artist.