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FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ÉTUDE POUR LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES

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Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ÉTUDE POUR LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA | ÉTUDE POUR LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,750

GBP

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA

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.