Dora Bianka (Dorota Kuncembianka) (1895 – 1979)


Lot 161. Dora Bianka (1895-1979)
Huile sur toile signée en bas à droite
46 x 55 cm

Estimate 200-300 euro. FauveParis, 09/30/17

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843 – 1902)


Lot 1261. Henryk Siemiradzki (Bilhorod near Kharkov 1843–1903 Strzalkow)
By the fountain, signed H. Siemiradzki pinx,
oil on canvas, 50 x 35.5 cm, framed, (Rei)

A certificate by Dr Tatiana Karpova is available.
A technical certificate issued by Prof Manfred Schreiner, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, in March 2017, is available.
We are grateful to Dr Olga Sugrobova-Roth for her scientific assistance.

Estimate EUR 30,000 to 40,000 (USD 36,000 to 48,000). Dorotheum, 10/19/17 (1737500)



Józef Chełmoński (1849 – 1915)


Lot 1258. Józef Chelmonski (Boczki 1849–1914 Kuklówka)
On a hunt, study, signed, dated Józef Chełmoński 1875,
oil on canvas, 88 x 161 cm, framed, (Rei)

Józef Chełmoński was a Polish painter best known for his realistic style. He received his first artistic education from his father before he became a student of Wojciech Gerson (1831-1901) in Warsaw. In 1873 he travelled to Munich, where he studied at the Academy of Arts and joined the city’s Polish painter colony. There he befriended his fellow countrymen Józef Brandt (1841-1915) and Maximilian Gierymski (1846-1874) who both influenced his style. Chełmoński had his first commercial successes in Paris in the late 1870s, as he worked for the Monde illustré and the famous gallerist Adolphe Goupil. After his travels, he returned to his homeland, where he painted almost exclusively ‘en plein air’. His favourite subjects were the Ukrainian and Polish landscape as well as lively hunting scenes.

Estimate EUR 40,000 to 50,000 (USD 48,000 to 60,000). Dorotheum, 10/19/17 (170)



Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski (1849 – 1915)


Lot 1253. Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski (Suwalki 1849–1915 Munich)
The coach journey, signed A. Wierusz-Kowalski, handwritten dedication on the stretcher “Geschenk von Fraeulein Emilie Fritschler 15. Mai 1909” [Gift of Ms Emilie Fritschler, 15 May 1909],
oil on canvas, 44 x 58 cm, framed, (GG)
Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers, Cologne, 17 May 2013, lot 770;
Private Collection, Belgium.

Estimate EUR 28,000 to 32,000 (USD 33,500 to 38,500). Dorotheum. 10/19/17 (1740000)



Eugeniusz Zak (1884 – 1926)


Lot 377. Eugeniusz Zak (Polish, 1884-1926)
Young Acrobat
Signed “Eug. Zak” u.l.
Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (101.0 x 81.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered retouch, pinhole to center, varnish inconsistencies, craquelure.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts.

Literature: Heinrich Ritter, “Eugen Zak,” Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration 50, no. 1 (April 1922), pp. 2-10, ill. p. 2; Stanislaw Woznicki, “Od Malowniczosci do Linearyzmu: Sztuka i Rytm,” Poludnie 3, no. 1 (1924), pp. 3-13, ill.; Barbara Brus-Malinowska, Eugeniusz Zak: 1884-1926 (Warsaw: National Museum, 2004), cat. no. 117, ill.

Exhibitions: Annual Salon, Towarzystwo Zachety Sztuk Pieknych, Warsaw, 1919, checklist no. 278.

N.B. Born in Belarus to Polish-Jewish parents, Eugeniusz Zak studied art in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme and at the Académie Colarossi with Albert Besnard. He worked on idyllic landscapes and Arcadian scenes populated by shepherds and fishermen during this time. With the outbreak of World War I, Zak moved to Poland and painted several works similar to Young Acrobat. These paintings all depict a solemn figure in a sparse interior setting and recall Pablo Picasso’s Rose and Blue Period paintings, as well as the elongated figures of Amedeo Modigliani’s works. Often associated with the group of early twentieth-century artists known as the École de Paris, Zak was sure to have been familiar with the works of Picasso and Modigliani. Zak’s stylized and graceful figures also bear the influence of his interest in Renaissance artists like Sandro Botticelli. Returning to Paris in 1923, Zak’s works maintained the nostalgic and melancholic tone he had adopted during the war.
Estimate $40,000-60,000. Skinner. September 27, 2017 12:00PM

Zak frame



Władysław Karol Szerner (1870 – 1936)


Lot 223. Wladyslaw Karol Szerner, Jr. (Polish, 1870-1936)
Gathering Intelligence
Signed “Wladyslaw Szerner” l.r.
Oil on panel, 15 1/2 x 24 in. (39.4 x 61.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, frame abrasions, paint losses to edges, pinholes to lower edge and center, crack to c.r.
Provenance: A private Montana collection.
Estimate $7,000-9,000. Skinner. 09/27/17 (170)

Tadeusz Kantor (1915 – 1990)


Lot 416. Tadeusz Kantor (Polish, 1915-1990)

Signed “Kantor” l.r.
Mixed media including oil on paper laid down on paperboard, 24 x 20 in. (61.0 x 50.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Small loss to impasto u.r., small tear to collage element u.r., small tears and nicks to edges.
Estimate $18,000-22,000. Skinner. 09/27/17 (1717220)


Ludwik Gędłek (1847 – 1904)


Lot 1482. Gedlek, Ludwig (1847 Krakau – 1904 Wien, Studium an der KA Krakau bei Wladyslaw Luszczkiewicz sowie an der KA bei Eduard Peithner von Lichtenfels und Carl Wurzinger, polnischer Genremaler), “Kosakenpatrouille vor Bauernhof”, Öl auf Holz, signiert unten rechts L. Gedlek Wien, 37 x 58 cm, verso Stempel der Malbedarfshandlung Meiler Wien, alter Prunkrahmen

Reserve 2,400 euro. Auktionshaus Plückbaum. 10/07/17 (177500)

Zbigniew Makowski (1930)


Lot 278. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (lettres, chiffres et formes géométriques).
Gouache sur papier, 1964, s.b.d.
24×32.5 cm.

Estimate 1,200 CHF. Encheres Dogny. 10/3/17



Lot 279. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sen rêve tantrique”, 1965.
Gouache sur papier, titrée, signée et datée au centre.
24.5×30.5 cm.

Estimate 1,200 CHF



Lot 280. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (variations en vingt vignettes).
Gouache sur papier contre-collée sur papier cartonné, 25 décembre 1966, s.b.d.
38.5×48 cm.

Estimate 1,500 CHF



Lot 281. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (lettres et formes géométriques), 1964, s.b.d.
Gouache sur papier.
32×24 cm.

Estimate 1,200 CHF



Lot 282. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Porte cochère”.
Gouache sur papier, 1969, s.b.d.
55×75 cm (à vue).

Estimate 2,000 CHF



Lot 283. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (formes), 1964, s.b.d.
Gouache sur papier.
32×24 cm.

Estimate 1,200 euro



  1. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (formes en volume sur fond).
    Gouache sur papier, 3 août 1965, s.b.d.
    30.5×24 cm.

Estimate 1,200 euro



  1. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Celui au bord de la mer”.
    Gouache sur papier, 1967, signée en haut au centre.
    55.5×76.5 cm (à vue).

Estimate 2,000 CHF



  1. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Conscience du jour”.
    Gouache sur papier, 1966, signée au centre droit.
    55x 75 cm (à vue).

Estimate 2,000 CHF



  1. Zbignew Makowski (1930, PL), “Sans titre” (lettres et objets en volume), 1964.
    Gouache sur papier signée au centre.
    24×32 cm.

Estimate 1,200 CHF