Lot 108
Zdeněk Burian (1905 - 1981) THE MATCH

Gouache on paper
26 x 19 cm (h x w)
Signed lower left: Z. Burian

Starting price
25 000 CZK
   |   980 €
Price realized
36 000 CZK
   |   1 412 €
price without premium

This exemplary gouache painting is by an outstanding Czech painter and illustrator who received international acclaim for his animated films and perfectly detailed drawings. The motif most likely refers to the Czech publication of the Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (pub. 1937) at Vilímek Publishing House, where Zdeněk Burian imprinted his indelible charm on titles issued under the legendary edition Vilímkovy knihovny mládeže dospívající, the Jules Verne edition, and the Dobrodružný svět edition.