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Jan Matulka (1890-1972)
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Jan Matulka (1890-1972)

Bohemian Village (Slovak Village Turi Pôle)

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Jan Matulka (1890-1972)
Bohemian Village (Slovak Village Turi Pôle)
signed 'J. Matulka' (lower right)
watercolor, gouache and charcoal on paper
17 ½ x 23 ½ in. (44.5 x 59.7 cm.)
Executed in 1923.
Provenance
The artist.
Estate of the above.
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1979.
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Houston, Texas, Museum of Fine Arts; Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Jan Matulka, 1890-1972, December 18, 1979-February 9, 1981, p. 44, no. 29, fig. 33, illustrated (as Slovak Village).
St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Art Museum; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism, 1911-1947, November 20, 1987-June 5, 1988, pp. 136-37, 212, no. 46, illustrated.
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Lot Essay

The artist frequently visited and painted scenes of Turi Pôle, a village in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia that is no longer in existence today.

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