Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)
PROPERTY FROM A DUTCH PRIVATE COLLECTION
Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)

Prayer in the desert

Details
Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)
Prayer in the desert
signed and dated 'OTTO PILNY 1906' (lower right)
oil on canvas
31 5/8 x 47 3/8 in. (80.5 x 120.5 cm)
Provenance
Private collection, Rotterdam, acquired circa 1960.
And thence by descent to the present owner.

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Lot Essay

Otto Pilny, a Swiss-born artist, started his artistic education in Prague. Later he lived in Vienna for a time, until finally settling in Zurich. He was a great admirer of Orientalist subjects and in 1889 he travelled to Egypt for the first time. He was enthralled by its landscape, its people and their customs. He was a prolific painter fuelled by his passion for the Orient. He left behind a wide oeuvre in which the warm tones and vibrant atmosphere of desert existence are dominantly present.
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