JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN
JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN
JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN
JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN
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Property of a Private Collector

JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Property of a Private Collector

JOSEF ČAPEK | TWO MEN

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Private Collector

JOSEF ČAPEK

Czech, 1887 - 1945

TWO MEN


traces of signature lower right; signed Josef Čapek on the reverse

charcoal on paper

unframed: 44 by 30cm., 17 by 11¾in.


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Condition Report

The artist's sheet has been hinged to the mount along its right edge, on the reverse.

There are some scattered spots of foxing and the sheet has somewhat yellowed, notably on the reverse. There is some minor rippling along the right edge.

Overall, this work is in good condition.


Presented and sold unframed, mounted.

Inscribed in Czech, in pencil on the reverse.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Estate of the artist

Private collection, Czech Republic (purchased from the artist's widow after the Second World War)

Dr Karel Holešovský, Brno

Purchased from the above by the present owner in November 1998

Catalogue Note

Executed circa 1925.


Sold with a certificate of authenticity by Dr Karel Holešovský dated November 1998.

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Online bidding closed12 Nov 2019 | 03:10 PM GMT