4 November 2004
Property belonging to the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Porter Trust Estate
Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957)
Vase de fleurs
signed 'Kupka' (lower right)
pastel on paper
9¾ x 6 5/8 in. (24.8 x 16.9 cm.)
Shannin Collection, New York.
Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, October 1963.
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