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    Sale 12294

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    24 June 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 141

    Willy Eisenschitz (1889-1974)

    Village, San José, Ibiza

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    Willy Eisenschitz (1889-1974)
    Village, San José, Ibiza
    signed 'W.Eisenschitz' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    31 7/8 x 45 5/8 in. (81 x 116 cm.)

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    Prof. Josef Schütz has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    In 1952, Eisenschitz discovered what was then the still, unspoiled, rural island of Ibiza and spent time there every year thereafter with his wife, resulting in paintings of rich colour and light such as the present composition.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner circa 1969-1970.


    C. E. Gleiny, 'Willy Eisenschitz' in Das Neue Israel, February 1984, pp. 20-21.
    J. Perreau, Willy Eisenschitz, Werksverzeichnis, Vienna, 1999, no. H 328 (illustrated p. 257).