Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT
Art & Design
Sale 129 Lot 1
Young Couple from Rusadla, 1920
oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right
30 1/4" x 25"
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 Zlatá Praha, 30 July 1919, issue 45/46, p. 361.
Sold for $965,000