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František Kupka

Composition - Lueurs

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Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

František Kupka

František Kupka

Composition - Lueurs

Composition - Lueurs

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

Lot sold:

81,900

GBP

František Kupka

1871 - 1957

Composition - Lueurs


stamped Kupka (lower right)

pastel on paper

21 by 21.7cm., 8¼ by 8½in.

Framed: 54.1 by 54.1cm., 21¼ by 21¼in.

Executed circa 1911.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount at each corner and floating in the over-mount. The edges are all very slightly unevenly cut. There is an artist's pinhole to the upper left corner. There is a possible diagonal repaired tear towards the lower right corner (approx. 1cm) and a further one towards the upper right corner (also approx. 1cm). There are a few very small nicks and minor creases to the extreme edges of the sheet. The pigments have retained a lovely vibrancy. This work is in overall good condition.



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Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris
Saidenberg Gallery, New York
Royal S. Marks Collection, New York
Private Collection (sold: Sotheby's London, 1st December, 1993, lot 220)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Robert Fleck, Marie Raymond - Yves Klein, Bielefeld, 2006, illustrated p. 45
Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Frank Kupka: The Other Reality, 1995, illustrated in the catalogue
Punkaharju, Finland, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Frank Kupka, 1996, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, 2002
Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Pastels, du 16e au 21e siecle, 2018, no. 116, illustrated in colour in the catalogue