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    Sale 1984

    19th Century European Art

    8 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    Geza Vastagh (Hungarian, 1866-1919)

    Sketch for 'Lion and Lioness Resting'

    Price Realised  


    Geza Vastagh (Hungarian, 1866-1919)
    Sketch for 'Lion and Lioness Resting'
    signed and dated 'Vastagh Géza 1899' (upper right)
    oil on paper laid down on panel
    18½ x 26¼ in. (47 x 66.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1899.

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    Like many of his countrymen, Geza Vastagh worked throughout Europe before settling in his homeland. He exhibited at the Paris Salon, and received an honorable mention at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. He is best known as a painter of exotic animals, especially lions and lionesses, and the present work is a typical example of the artist's ability to capture the majesty of these magnificent creatures.

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    Please note the correct nationality of the artist is Hungarian.