Lot 27
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Mela Muter

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Mela Muter
  • the Writer Georg Polti
  • signed Muter upper left; inscribed G. Polti upper right
  • oil on canvas
  • 90 by 72cm., 35½ by 28¼in.

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).

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