Lot 34 Village Road at Dusk
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 33 x 61 cm
Signed lower right “Chittussi”
Verso an old stamp of a French art dealer, and a label “Z Bosny” of the artist Salek’s collection
Confirmation of authenticity by Professor Tomas Vlcek attached.
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Associate Professor Maria Mzykova, and Jiri Machalicky, PhD.
Expertise by Roman Prahl, PhD, (the author of Chittussi’s exhibitions and publications) attached.
An X-ray image made by conservator-restorer specialist Tomas Berger attached.
Antonin Chitussi was a Czech Impressionist landscape and cityscape painter.
He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and briefly at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
In 1880, he rented a small studio in Paris and began to work on absorbing the new styles. In 1882, he was invited to spend six months painting at the Radziwiłł estate near Ermenonville.The following year, he exhibited at the Salon. Although successful, by 1884 he was ready to return home and held an auction of his works at the Hôtel Drouot.
This is the last item in the auction.