Kees van Dongen, ‘Brigitte Bardot (J. Jl 42B)’, 1964, Doyle

signed in blue ballpoint pen, numbered 5/150 in pencil, published by the Musée Galliera, Paris, with full margins.

23 x 17.375 inches; 584 x 441 mm.
Sheet: 29 x 21.875 inches; 737 x 556 mm.

Condition: Minor printer's ink in the margins, a few unobtrusive handling creases, otherwise in good condition.

Dorothy Lewis 2013 Irrevocable Trust

About Kees van Dongen

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 the Fauves, and would retain a bold sense of color throughout his career. Van Dongen later joined the German artistic group Die Brucke, working with prominent Expressionist painters Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, and Max Pechstein, amongst others, and engaging with themes including Primitivism and existential philosophy.

French-Dutch, 1877-1968, Rotterdam, Netherlands, based in Paris, France