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Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST

Art & Design

Sale 129 Lot 1

Alphonse Mucha
(Czech, 1860-1939)
Young Couple from Rusadla, 1920
oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right
30 1/4" x 25"

Catalog Note:
The present work is accompanied by a certificate from the Mucha Foundation, dated 3rd November 2021. The Foundation plans on including this work in a forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

This rediscovered painting, depicting an embracing young couple, is a fully realized study from a larger composition by Mucha. The larger composition, titled Rusadla, illustrates a procession scene from a Slavic Midsummer Feast. The two figures in this painting appear in the upper-right-hand corner of Rusadla. Rusadla was reproduced in the magazine Zlat√° Praha, 30 July 1919, issue 45/46, p. 361.

Estimate $100,000-200,000

Sold for $965,000