It was a part of autographs notebook signed by artistic and literary personality who have travelled between Marseille and Alexandrie on Marietta Pacha and Champollion boat during 1924 to 1937.
This drawing will be include by Wildenstein Institute on the catalogue raisonné.
Signature: Signed, dated, and situate in lower right « Van Dongen Le Caire - Février 1928 ».
- Private Collection
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