Lot 34
  • 34

JÁNOS VASZARY | Budapest

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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Description

  • János Vaszary
  • Budapest
  • signed Vaszary J. lower left
  • oil on canvas
  • 59 by 74cm., 23½ by 29in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the parents of Francis Bator; thence by descent

Exhibited

Budapest, Ernst-Museum, Vaszary János, 1935, no. 85

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1924-25, the present work is a rare view of the city of Budapest by János Vaszary. Looking out north-east towards Buda Castle, the view encompasses the dome of the Parliament building in the upper right, the Széchenyi (Chain) Bridge, and buildings of one of the oldest parts of Buda known as the Tabán, a bohemian area of the city at the time. With its quick brushstrokes and thick blotches of colour, the present work echoes similar views of Montmartre by nineteenth century French artists.
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