Lot 10. Rajmund Kanelba (Polish, 1897-1960). Portrait de jeune fille, signed ‘Kanelba’ (upper right); dated ‘1931’ (on verso), oil on canvas, 27 x 35cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/4in).
Footnotes: Rajmund Kanelba studied at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw and in Vienna until 1923. When he arrived in Paris in 1925, he started to exhibit his work at the Salon d’Automne, Salon des Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries, and Salon de l’Escalier. He often visited Pont-Aven where he painted alongside other Polish artists. After Kanelba’s work was exhibited in Bordeaux, he met the collector and art critic Marcel Bernheim at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune. He was also introduced to Léopold Zborovski. Both dealers helped promote his work with his first important exhibition taking place at the Zborovski gallery in 1928. His works were then exhibited in Berlin, Warsaw, and Paris. During his career, he was commissioned to produce works for the French, Polish, and British governments. In 1955, he painted the portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II. Estimate 1,200 – 1,500 GBP. Bonhams. 03/03/21. Sold for £ 4,462 (US$ 6,210) inc. premium
Kanelba to dla dla mnie przede wszytkim subtelny portrecista, zwłaszcza kobiet, potrafiący wydobyć pędzlem najlepsze cechy ich charakteru. Portret powyżej jest 4x lepszy od portretu z maskami i 4x tańszy.
Lot 9. Rajmund Kanelba (Polish, 1897-1960). Personnage au masque, signed ‘Kanelba’ (lower right); dated ‘1932’ (on verso), oil on canvas, 81 x 65cm (31 7/8 x 25 9/16in). Painted in 1932
Exhibited: Jewish Artists of the School of Paris, Artcurial Vienna – Artcurial Brussels – Artcurial Paris, 2015.
Literature: Peintres Juifs de l’École de Paris 1905-1939, Éditions Denoël, Paris, 2000, p. 171.
Jewish Artists of the school of Paris 1905-1939, Somogy Éditions d’Art, Paris, 2015, p. 169. Estimate 5,000 – 6,000 euro. Bonhams. 03/03/21. Sold for £ 8,925 (US$ 12,420) inc. premium