Still Life
Property from a Swiss Private Collection
Václav Špála

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Václav Špála

Still Life

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Václav Špála

Václav Špála

Still Life

Still Life

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

40,320

GBP

Description

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Václav Špála

Czech, 1885-1946

Still Life


signed and dated V. Špála 30 lower right

oil on canvas

unframed: 74 by 61cm., 29 by 24cm.

framed: 92 by 80cm., 34 by 31½in.

Condition report

The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher providing stable support.The paint surface is stable. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals no sign of retouching. This work is in very good original condition and is ready to hang.


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Provenance

Dr Jozef Frankel (aquiered in the 1930s)
A gift to the mother of the present owner by the above

Catalogue note

Špála joined the Group of Fine Artists in 1911. Considered the most Fauve of his generation, his Cubo-Expressionist style is marked by the use of dynamic simple forms, in intense red and blue tones, as evident in the present work. In 1918 he became a co-founder of a new group of artists Tvrdošíjní (The Stubborn Ones).