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Mela Muter
POLISH
THE WRITER GEORG POLTI
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
27
Mela Muter
POLISH
THE WRITER GEORG POLTI
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Mela Muter
1876-1967
POLISH
THE WRITER GEORG POLTI
signed Muter upper left; inscribed G. Polti upper right
oil on canvas
90 by 72cm., 35½ by 28¼in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Urszula Lazowski on the basis of photographs.

Provenance

Acquired by the previous owner circa 1990

Literature

Robert Rey, 'Mela Muter', in 'Art et Décoration', 1927, pp. 65-72, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1919-1920. Born in 1868, George Polti was a French writer best known for his List of 36 Dramatic Situations (1900), in which he categorised every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. To do this, he analysed classical Greek as well as historical and contemporary French texts. He also wrote The Art of Inventing Characters (1922).

19th Century European Paintings

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London