24 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)
signed 'OKokoschka' (lower right)
watercolour on paper
22¾ x 17¼ in. (57.8 x 43.9 cm.)
Acquired by the mother of the present owner in the 1950s and thence by descent.
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Dr Alfred Weidinger will include this work in the forthcoming third volume of his Kokoschka catalogue raisonné.
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