Lot 21. The first sketch for the painting Sunday Afternoon in the Bois de Boulogne

František Kupka
(1871 – 1957)
pencil on gray paper Dimensions: 17,5 x 10 cm  the 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 2042 / NG K 5059 - 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.
Starting/Selling price
40.000 Kč
1 540 EUR
60.000 – 80.000 Kč
2 310 – 3 080 EUR
Price realized
80.000 Kč