JAN KONUPEK SIGNED ETCHING, "Konupek", in pencil, 8 x 5.5, in protective sleeve, 1947, art deco style etching, by Czech artist, sending congratulations on the New Year. The image shows Mercury in his job as messenger: he wears a broad-rimmed traveller's hat called a petasos or petasus, talaria or winged sandals made of imperishable gold which bore him swift as a breath of air over sea and earth. Because of his speed he is sometimes considered a god of the winds. in fine condition.
Jan Konupek (1883-1950) was an internationally renowned Czech painter, illustrator, and engraver. He is among the three greatest known Czechs for interwar art.