FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ÉTUDE POUR LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES
1,500 - 2,500 GBP
1871 - 1957
ÉTUDE POUR LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES
stamped Kupka (lower right)
pencil on paper
Unframed: 31.2 by 25cm., 12¼ by 9⅞in.
Drawn circa 1903-5.
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé.
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Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owners
The Song of Songs (Le Cantique des Cantiques) are a series of allegorical verses, ascribed to King Solomon in the Old Testament. They tell the story of the great love between a Shulamite and a shepherd. King Solomon yearned for the beautiful young Shulamite and offered her all manner of luxuries and comfort. Her devotion to the shepherd, however, did not waiver. František Kupka provided illustrations for the poems in a book that was published in 1905. This is one of his original sketches.