Lot 95
Josef Navrátil (1798 - 1865) WATER MILL IN THE MOUNTAINS

1850s
Oil on wood
51 x 74,5 cm (h x w)
Signed: Lower left "Jos. Nawratil"

Starting price
550 000 CZK
   |   22 000 €
Price realized
550 000 CZK
   |   22 000 €
price without premium

From theexpert assessment by PhDr. Naděžda Blažíčková-Horová: "The presented painting The Water Mill in the Mountains is an unquestionable and very beautiful work of the painter Josef Navrátil from the 1950s. Alpine mountains, their valleys and lakes predominate, later themes from northern Bohemia, the Giant Mountains and Silesia, where Navrátil took frequent trips, but also from his stays in Šumava, came in. with the buildings of a large mill in the foothills on the river bank and create a romantic feeling. The clouds in the blue sky further underline the mood of the shot. The motif of the landscape with the mill in Navrátil's work in variants often appear, but the one presented Water Mill in the mountains belongs, in my opinion, to the best examples of Navrátil's distinctive, sovereign and captivating paintings."

Expert assessments of PhDr. Naděžda Blažíčková-Horová, K. B. Mádl and J. Karásek from Lvovice enclosed.