Kees van Dongen, ‘Cérès (Buste De Femme) (Juffermans Jm 8)’, 1948, Doyle

signed and numbered 106/200 in pencil, published by Éditions Carmen Guillard, Paris, with full margins.

22.75 x 18.125 inches; 577 x 461 mm.
Sheet: 29.75 x 22.125 inches; 756 x 562 mm.

Condition: Some unobtrusive rippling, a few unobtrusive handling creases in the top and bottom margins, minor printer's ink or soiling verso, 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