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Lot #180 

Emil Filla

Set of two drawings

ink and pencil drawing on paper
1943, 1947
36 x 33 cm
Estimate: 50,000 CZK - 100,000 CZK
Starting price: 25,000 CZK
Hammer price:
25,000 CZK
mixed media (ink and pencil) on paper, 1943 and 1947, portrait drawing signed lower right, ex-libris signed lower left, portrait drawing 16 × 12 cm, exlibris 36 × 33 cm, framed, glazed

The set contains two drawings by Emil Filla: a pencil-drawn portrait of Jiří Mička and an exlibris ink design for Jiří Mička and his wife. Jiří Mička and Emil Filla met in the Buchenwald concentration camp, which is where the portrait of Jiří Mička from 1943 comes from. The set also includes a book about the memorial in Buchenwald, published in 1960 by VEB Verlag der Kunst publishing house, Dresden.