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Auction: 
Dubnová aukce v Mánesu
Author: 
František Kupka
Year: 
(1871 – 1957)
Artwork: 
Illustration for Song of Songs
Created: 
1905
Starting/Selling price: 
5 770 EUR
Estimate: 
7 690 - 9 620 EUR
Sold: 
540.000 Kč
mixed media (watercolor, pencil) on paper
31 x 22, 5 cm 
signed lower right "Kupka"
 
Provenance:
- purchased by Jindrich Waldes directly from Frantisek Kupka
- confiscated by the Gestapo in 1939, moved to the State Gallery and then to the National Gallery in Prague
- deposited in the collections of the National Gallery in Prague, registered under No. NG K 6369
- in 1996 the restitution of the National Gallery in Prague (the so-called Waldes restitution) to the heirs of the factory owner Jindrich Waldes
- significant private collection
 
Publicated. 
 
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Karel Srp, Dr Jiri Machalicky, Aneta Kopecka and Vladimir Lekes.
 
Confirmation of authenticity by Vladimir Lekes attached.