7 February 2008
Karel Appel (1921-2006)
Portrait of Gustav Mahler
signed and dated '82 Appel' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'K. Appel Study of a Portrait of Gustav Mahler 1982' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
75¼ x 75¼in. (191 x 191cm.)
Painted in 1982
Anon. sale, Francis Briest Paris, 30 November 1991, lot 24.
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner.
Anon. sale, Christie's London, 27 June 2002, lot 50.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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