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Auction: 
Dubnová aukce v Mánesu
Author: 
František Kupka
Year: 
(1871 – 1957)
Artwork: 
Sketch for the Bath
Created: 
1905
Starting/Selling price: 
2 690 EUR
Estimate: 
3 080–4 620 EUR
Sold: 
290.000 Kč
pencil on paper
Dimensions: 19 x 15 cm 
 
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 1911 / NG K 5033
- 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.