Lot 14. Polperro

Oskar Kokoschka
(1886 – 1980)
1939 (July)

watercolour on paper
33.5 x 52.5 cm
signed lower left: O Kokoschka
framed in original frame
verso old inscription

– collection of the President of Czechoslovakia Dr. Edvard Benes
– Edinborough Gallery, Great Britain
– Sir Peter Ustinov Art Collection (London, UK and Bursins, Switzerland), received as a gift in 1949 (Ustinov held the work until his death in 2004)

Oskar Kokoschka subsequently presented the work to the then Czechoslovak President Edvard Benes.
The work was later acquired by the famous Oscar-winning actor Peter Ustinov through the Edinborough Gallery.

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

Starting/Selling price
900.000 Kč
EUR 36 000
1.000.000–1.500.000 Kč
EUR 40 000–60 000
Price realized
1.550.000 Kč