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Auction: 
Podzimní aukce v Expo 58 ART
Author: 
Jan Preisler
Year: 
(1872 – 1918)
Artwork: 
Lovers in the Forest
Created: 
1906
Starting/Selling price: 
80 000 EUR
Estimate: 
120 000 - 160 000 EUR
Sold: 
2.450.000 Kč
oil on board
27 x 35 cm
verso estate stamp: "from the estate of prof. Jan Preisler No. 268"
verso pencil note: "comes from the property of painter Jos. Ullmann"
 
Provenance:
-       private collection of Jan Preisler
-       purchased from the estate of Jan Preisler by painter Josef Ullmann
-       Cyril Dusek (1881-1924), one of the founders of Czechoslovakia, close friend of T.G. Masaryk, prominent politician and journalist, editor of the Czech magazine Time, member of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia and the so-called Mafia, diplomat (first Czechoslovak ambassador to Switzerland and Egypt).    
-       significant collection of collector and banker Bohuslav Dusek, Prague
-       collection of the Bohuslav Dusek family
 
Consulted with Professor Petr Wittlich, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes. 
 
Expertise by recogized expert Professor Petr Wittlich attached.