Lot 89
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Joža Uprka

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Joža Uprka
  • Moravian Girls
  • signed with the artist's initials lower left
  • oil on canvas
  • 43 by 89.5cm., 17 by 35½in.


Acquired by the father-in-law of the present owner in Czechoslovakia in the early 1930s; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Born in Kněždub in the southern part of what is now the Czech Republic, Uprka was a leading painter of rural Moravian life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work is exhibited notably at the Moravian Gallery in Brno, and at the gallery which bears his name in Uherské Hradiště.