Mucha study fetches four million in auction

A study for one of the paintings in the Slav Epic by renowned Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha sold for four million crowns at the Dorotheum auction house in Prague on Saturday. The price is likely the highest a Mucha work has fetched in the Czech Republic, expert Jan Nízký told the Czech news agency. The sold work is a study for the Introduction of the Slavic Liturgy in Great Moravia. The starting price was 1.9 million crowns. The Slav Epic is administered by the National Gallery in Prague and is on display at Veletržní Palác.

Author: Jan Velinger