signed and numbered E.A. 9/24 in pencil, with full margins, framed.
13.875 x 9.25 inches; 352 x 240 mm.
Sheet: 21.25 x 15.75 inches; 540 x 400 mm.
Condition: Pale lightstain and matstain, pale soiling at sheet edges, two nicks at sheet edges, some creasing at bottom right sheet corner, 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