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Auction: 
Dubnová aukce v Mánesu
Author: 
Max Švabinský
Year: 
(1873 – 1962)
Artwork: 
Portrait of Josef Manes with a Laurel Wreath
Starting/Selling price: 
580 EUR
Estimate: 
1 150–1 540 EUR
Sold: 
50.000 Kč
pencil on paper
Dimensions: 35 x 22 cm
signed lower left: "Svabinsky"
inscribed upper right 
 
Provenance:
- collection of Jindrich Waldes 
- 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. K 7358
- 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
 
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Karel Srp, Dr Jiri Machalicky, Aneta Kopecka and Vladimir Lekes.
 
Confirmation of authenticity attached.