Kees van Dongen

French-Dutch, 1877–1968

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With his emotionally complex paintings of the European upper class, Kees van Dongen helped expand and modernize the previously conventional genre of portraiture. Van Dongen was formatively influenced by his early involvement with Henri Matisse and …

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$14m, Sotheby's, 2009
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$2,430,000
Grand nu (Zita), 1877-1968
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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Painting
oil on canvas
130 x 97.2 cm
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$2,430,000
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Dec 2, 2020
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Grand nu (Zita) signed 'van Dongen.' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 ¼ x 38 ¼ in. (130 x 97.2 cm.) Painted in 1911.
Grand nu (Zita), 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Dec 2, 2020
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$2,430,000
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Painting
130 x 97.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 2, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$2,430,000
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Grand nu (Zita) signed 'van Dongen.' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 ¼ x 38 ¼ in. (130 x 97.2 cm.) Painted in 1911.
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Femme au turban, 1877-1968
Sold on Oct 23, 2020
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Painting
oil on canvas
46.2 x 38.3 cm
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Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Femme au turban signé 'van Dongen' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 46.2 x 38.3 cm. Peint vers 1909 signed 'van Dongen' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 ¼ x 15 1/8 in. Painted _circa_ 1909
Femme au turban, 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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46.2 x 38.3 cm
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Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Femme au turban signé 'van Dongen' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 46.2 x 38.3 cm. Peint vers 1909 signed 'van Dongen' (lower right) oil on canvas 18 ¼ x 15 1/8 in. Painted _circa_ 1909
€350,000
Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, 1877-1968
Sold on Oct 23, 2020
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Painting
oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm
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€350,000
Auction Sale
Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Avenue du Bois de Boulogne signé 'van Dongen.' (en haut à droite) huile sur toile 92 x 73 cm. Peint vers 1955 signed 'van Dongen.' (upper right) oil on canvas 36 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. Painted _circa _1955
Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Oct 23, 2020
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€350,000
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92 x 73 cm
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Oct 23, 2020
Christie's
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€350,000
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Avenue du Bois de Boulogne signé 'van Dongen.' (en haut à droite) huile sur toile 92 x 73 cm. Peint vers 1955 signed 'van Dongen.' (upper right) oil on canvas 36 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. Painted _circa _1955
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Un chantier, 1877-1968
Sold on Feb 6, 2020
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Painting
oil on cardboard
49.8 x 64.5 cm
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Feb 6, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Un chantier signed 'van Dongen' (lower left) oil on cardboard 19 5/8 x 25 3/8 in. (49.8 x 64.5 cm.) Painted _circa _1907
Un chantier, 1877-1968
oil on cardboard
Feb 6, 2020
Christie's
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49.8 x 64.5 cm
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Feb 6, 2020
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Un chantier signed 'van Dongen' (lower left) oil on cardboard 19 5/8 x 25 3/8 in. (49.8 x 64.5 cm.) Painted _circa _1907
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Femme au turban, 1877-1968
Sold on Feb 6, 2020
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Painting
oil on canvas
46 x 38.1 cm
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Feb 6, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Femme au turban signed 'van Dongen' (lower right, above the shoulder) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 15 in. (46 x 38.1 cm.) Painted _circa_ 1909
Femme au turban, 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Feb 6, 2020
Christie's
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46 x 38.1 cm
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Feb 6, 2020
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Femme au turban signed 'van Dongen' (lower right, above the shoulder) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 15 in. (46 x 38.1 cm.) Painted _circa_ 1909
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Madame veuve rose, 1877-1968
Sold on Nov 12, 2019
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Painting
oil on canvas
100.6 x 81.2 cm
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Nov 12, 2019
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Madame veuve rose signed ‘Van Dongen.’ (lower left); titled 'Mme Vve Rose' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 39 ¾ x 32 in. (100.6 x 81.2 cm.) Painted _circa_ 1911; the background reworked _circa _1942
Madame veuve rose, 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Nov 12, 2019
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100.6 x 81.2 cm
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Nov 12, 2019
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Madame veuve rose signed ‘Van Dongen.’ (lower left); titled 'Mme Vve Rose' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 39 ¾ x 32 in. (100.6 x 81.2 cm.) Painted _circa_ 1911; the background reworked _circa _1942
£87,500
LES CAVALIERS, 1925
Sold on Jun 20, 2019
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paintings
24.1 x 35.2 cm
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£87,500
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Jun 20, 2019
Sotheby's
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LES CAVALIERS, 1925
paintings
Jun 20, 2019
Sotheby's
£87,500
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24.1 x 35.2 cm
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Jun 20, 2019
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£87,500
£395,250
Paysage de Fleury-en-Bière (recto); Etude d'homme (verso), 1877-1968
Sold on Jun 19, 2019
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Painting
oil on canvas
65.2 x 54.5 cm
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£395,250
Auction Sale
Jun 19, 2019
Christie's
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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Paysage de Fleury-en-Bière (recto); Etude d'homme (verso) signed 'Van Dongen.' (lower right), signed with the initials 'V.D' (upper left); signed and inscribed ‘Kees van Dongen 35 Rue Lamarck’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 25 5/8 x 21 ½ in. (65.2 x 54.5 cm.) Painted in 1905
Paysage de Fleury-en-Bière (recto); Etude d'homme (verso), 1877-1968
oil on canvas
Jun 19, 2019
Christie's
£395,250
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Painting
65.2 x 54.5 cm
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Jun 19, 2019
Christie's
Realized Price
£395,250
Description
Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) Paysage de Fleury-en-Bière (recto); Etude d'homme (verso) signed 'Van Dongen.' (lower right), signed with the initials 'V.D' (upper left); signed and inscribed ‘Kees van Dongen 35 Rue Lamarck’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 25 5/8 x 21 ½ in. (65.2 x 54.5 cm.) Painted in 1905
$462,500
LOULOU, 1925
Sold on May 15, 2019
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paintings
46.3 x 55.3 cm
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$462,500
Auction Sale
May 15, 2019
Sotheby's
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LOULOU, 1925
paintings
May 15, 2019
Sotheby's
$462,500
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46.3 x 55.3 cm
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May 15, 2019
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$462,500
$450,000
PORTRAIT DE FEMME, 1919
Sold on May 15, 2019
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paintings
60.3 x 81.0 cm
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$450,000
Auction Sale
May 15, 2019
Sotheby's
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PORTRAIT DE FEMME, 1919
paintings
May 15, 2019
Sotheby's
$450,000
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60.3 x 81.0 cm
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May 15, 2019
Sotheby's
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$450,000