Sale: 427 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 20. 2015 in Munich Lot 186

 

186
Václav (Wenzel von) Brozík
Wäscherin und Bursche am Bachufer im Gespräch, Ca. 1890.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,520
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 26.837

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Wäscherin und Bursche am Bachufer im Gespräch. Ca. 1890s.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower right. 46.5 x 55.5 cm (18.3 x 21.8 in). [CB].

PROVENANCE: From artist's estate (verso of canvas with stamp, Paris 1901).

The artist is considered one of the most important representatives of Prague history painting. In his else rather large-size works Brozík was mainly occupied with themes from Bohemian history and Bohemian legends. He attended the academies in Prague and Dresden shortly and largely taugh tpainting himself on basis of Old Masters, which he studied thoroughly. Works from his last period of creation, among which this work also counts, show a slight tendency towards a lighter and more modern style. After a trip to the Normandy around 1890 he began to make peasant pictures that illustrate this ambition.



186
Václav (Wenzel von) Brozík
Wäscherin und Bursche am Bachufer im Gespräch, Ca. 1890.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,520
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 26.837

(incl. 25% surcharge)