This piece came to me from a dealer specializing in Czech photography. She states the photograph was purchased in Prague in 1995 from an antiquarian book seller along with two other images of the same man, Captain Pruzz. The book seller told her that all three photographs came from an elderly man who new Drtikol. He dated them c.1925. They all had been in his possession this whole time. It is possible he knew Captain Pruzz, but we cannot be sure. Drtikol often took portraits of his friends and frequently used them as his models.