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Emil Orlik: Floral still life

Floral still life
oil on wood wood, 1927
signed and dated '7 - IX - 27'

painted on the wooden wall of the captain's cabin of the MV Puccini'
Orlik travelled to New York on board the 'Puccini', becoming very friendly with it's commander, Captain Arturo de Luyk. When Captain de Luyk left this ship he had the panel sawn off and kept it. It is now in the possession of his family
(courtesy Dr Sergio de Luyk, Trieste)