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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pál Szinyei Merse
HUNGARIAN
CAPRI
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pál Szinyei Merse
HUNGARIAN
CAPRI
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pál Szinyei Merse
1845 - 1920
HUNGARIAN
CAPRI
inscribed by the artist's son on the reverse
oil on panel
32.5 by 44cm., 12½ by 17¼in.
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Provenance

Felix Szinyei Merse (1874–1952; the artist's son)
Dr Ferenc Rácz, Hungary
Sale: Mu Terem Galeria, Budapest, 28 October 2006, lot 161
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Budapest, Országos Magyar Szépművészeti Múzeum, Szinyei Merse Pál - Memorial Exhibition, 1948, no. 62 (as Capri I)

Literature

Edith Hoffmann, Szinyei Merse Pál (1845-1920), Budapest, 1943, no. 169

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1901-02.

In 1864 Pál Szinyei Merse entered the Munich Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under Alexander von Wagner and Karl von Piloty. Drawn by the works of artist of the Barbizon School and by those of Gustave Courbet, Szinyei Merse's approach to plein-air painting was hardly appreciated and understood by fellow Hungarian painters until very late in his career. In the early 1900s he founded the Circle of Hungarian Impressionists and Naturalists with Károly Ferenczy and József Rippl-Rónai. Szinyei Merse's Picnic in May, 1873 (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest), is recognised as one of the greatest masterpieces of Hungarian plein-air painting.





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