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JÓZSEF RIPPL-RÓNAI | Couple by a Lake

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • József Rippl-Rónai
  • Couple by a Lake
  • traces of signature lower right
  • pastel on paper
  • 38 by 51cm., 15 by 20in.


Renée Donath, Paris
Purchased from the above by Victor Bator in 1961; thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Dated circa 1904-05, this work was most probably painted in Lovran, a tourist destination in modern day Croatia. Widely recognized as one of the greatest modern Hungarian painters, in his work József Rippl-Rónai combined hints of Fauvism, Art Nouveau and Expressionism. Soon exhibiting with the Nabis at the Galerie Durand Ruel in 1899, the artist left Paris and returned to Hungary.