Lot 22. Madonne

Jan Zrzavy
(1890 – 1977)

oil tempera on canvas
35 x 27 cm
signed and dated with the dedication "á madame Dolléans 1.I.1930 J.J."
verso further signed and inscribed by Jan Zrzavy on the artist's original frame: 'J. Zerzavy 37 rue, Fondary Paris 15' and also verso by the artist's hand on the label 'J. Zerzavy 37 rue Fondary 37 Paris 15'

– Jan Zrzavy gave the painting on New Year's Day 1930 to Mrs. Edulphie Adele Marcelle Loye, wife of Professor Edouard Dolléans, who was his friend during the artist‘s stay in Paris

– Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jan Zrzavy, Umelecka beseda Prague, October 1930, exhibited under No. 10

– Catalogue of the Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Jan Zrzavy, Umelecka beseda, October 1930, No. 10

Expertise of the renowned expert Professor Jaromir Zemina, enclosed.

A truly extraordinary work by Jan Zrzavy, characterised by the purity of line and strong colouring typical of the painter during his stay in Paris in 1930.

Consulted with Dr Irena Zantovska Murray HonFRIBA, Dr Jiri Machalicky, Dr Karel Srp and Vladimir Lekes.

Starting/Selling price
3.500.000 Kč
EUR 140 000
4.500.000–6.500.000 Kč
EUR 180 000–260 000
Price realized
3.500.000 Kč