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PROPERTY FROM A HUNGARIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gyula Tornai
HUNGARIAN
ELEPHANTS IN A PROCESSION
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A HUNGARIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gyula Tornai
HUNGARIAN
ELEPHANTS IN A PROCESSION
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gyula Tornai
1861 - 1928
HUNGARIAN
ELEPHANTS IN A PROCESSION
signed and dated TORNAI GY. 1908. lower left
oil on canvas
90 by 115cm., 35½ by 45¼in.
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Provenance

Private collection, Hungary
Purchased by the present owner from the above in circa 2006

Catalogue Note

Born in Görgö, Hungary, Tornai studied in Vienna, Munich and Budapest under Hans Makart. He lived ten years in Morocco 1890-1900, capturing the local people and costumes in big format canvas which gained him international recognition. The sale of a large number of his works at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris provided him with the financial support for an extensive trip to Asia, through China, Japan and India which, in turn, was a source of inspiration for his later paintings, including the present work.

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