Fine Paintings | 28 November 2017
Attributed to Jozsef Rippl-Ronai Still life with flowers and fruit Oil on...
Sold for £5500
Attributed to Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian 1861-1927)
Still life with flowers and fruit
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 87 upper right; inscribed in Hungarian and monogramed to canvas verso
64 x 80cm (25 1/8 x 31 1/2in.)
It is believed that this lot was bought to the UK around 1937/38, when the grandmother of the current owner came from Czechoslovakia as a refugee escaping the Nazis.
It has been suggested that Still life with flowers and fruit is an early work by the artist with the noticeable influence of Rippl-Ronai's tutor Mihaly Munkacsy with whom he started studying in 1886. The inscription to the verso of the canvas also notes that the work was created whilst under the tutelage of Munkacsy.
There is a surface scratch (approx 2.5cm) to the upper left corner and some rubbing to the framing edges. Scattered craquelure throughout. The signature appears to have been heightened, particularly the 'R' and the '8' which partly flair under UV. Also visible under UV is a cloudy masking varnish and moderate retouching throughout.
Tuesday 28 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 26 November
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Monday 27 November
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