Lot 46
Antonín Chittussi (1847 - 1891) SOUTH BOHEMIAN POND IN THE EARLY EVENING

1886 - 1887
oil on canvas on cardboard
43,5 x 36,5 cm (h x w)
sign. lower left: Chittussi

Starting price
240 000 CZK
   |   10 000 €
Price realized
550 000 CZK
   |   22 917 €
price without premium

From the opinion of Prof. PhDr. Roman Prahl CSc.: "The painting under consideration is characterized by the characteristic Chittussi painting handwriting in all its parts. The painting is fresh, executed with brushes of different widths and comes from the peak creative phase of Antonín Chittussi, when he made use of his French stay and projected it into his paintings of South Bohemian ponds. The painting is also unique in its height format. The painting was originally called Landscape with Pond and Stack and belonged to the important collection of the pharmacist Biener. Verso labels: Chittussi's estate No. 125 (erroneously), from the collection of Augustin Biener and from the 1925 SVU Mánes exhibition."