15.

Auction: 
Dubnová aukce v Mánesu
Author: 
František Kupka
Year: 
(1871 – 1957)
Artwork: 
Study of Cats
Created: 
1901
Starting/Selling price: 
1 540 EUR
Estimate: 
2 310–3 080 EUR
Sold: 
80.000 Kč
ink on paper
Dimensions: 10,5 x 17 cm 
verso inscription by hand of the author
 
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. W 1222 / NG K 5012
- 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
 
Exhibited. 
 
Publicated.

Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Karel Srp, Dr Jiri Machalicky, Aneta Kopecka and Vladimir Lekes.

Confirmation of authenticity by Vladimir Lekes attached.