Lot 6. Los Desastres de la Guerra

Francisco Goya
(1746 – 1828)

80 etchings with aquatint, drypoint and engraving on coated paper in covers
dimensions of the sheet: 25.5 x 34.5 cm
dimensions of the album: 27 x 37 cm

– The book comes from the collection of the significant Prague collector Bohuslav Dusek. Bohuslav Dusek, who worked his way up from a clerk to a procurator of the Zivnostenska banka, had been collecting art artefacts since he was young. He first collected books and manuscripts, and later became interested in fine art. His collection included many fine works by important artists such as Josef Manes, Josef Navratil, Antonin Chittussi, Bedrich Havranek, Jan Preisler and works by the old masters of Italian and Dutch painting. His collection was distinguished by its extent, quality and taste. He frequently visited art shops, antique stores and participated in domestic and foreign auctions. Bohuslav Dusek's art collection was supplemented by artistic crafts such as Czech glass, porcelain, rare textiles, faience and photographs.
– the book was placed in the auction directly by the family of Bohuslav Dusek

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

Starting/Selling price
380.000 Kč
EUR 15 200
500.000–800.000 Kč
EUR 20 000–32 000
Price realized
520.000 Kč