Lot 83
Jaroslav Herbst (1887 - 1971) AUTUMN

1939
Oil on canvas
80,5 x 60 cm (h x w)
Signed: Signed lower left: "JHerbst/ 39." Inscription on back: "Podzim / Jaroslav Herbst" (Autumn/Jaroslav Herbst)

Starting price
55 000 CZK
   |   2 157 €
Price realized
55 000 CZK
   |   2 157 €
price without premium

As Jaroslav Herbst’s painting of two nude young women in an apple orchard demonstrates, over time Herbst developed his own entirely unique interpretation of painting based in bold contrasts of light and color and in a concept of space derived from Cubism. His oeuvre, which made its public debut at an exhibition at Galerie Hugo Feigl in Prague in 1934, enjoyed unexpected acclaim and positive reviews from critics. Feigl held another Herbst exhibition in 1937, but afterwards the painter fell into oblivion. He was not commemorated until 1995, when his work was exhibited at Galerie Ztichlá klika in Prague and a Revolver Revue article presented a series of reproductions.