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PROPERTY FROM THE BAKWIN COLLECTION

Kees van Dongen
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 450,000 USD
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207

PROPERTY FROM THE BAKWIN COLLECTION

Kees van Dongen
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 450,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Kees van Dongen
1877 - 1968
PORTRAIT DE FEMME
Signed Van Dongen (toward lower left)
Oil on canvas
31 7/8 by 23 3/4 in.
81 by 60.3 cm
Painted circa 1919. 
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This work will be included in the forthcoming van Dongen Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

Provenance

The Drs. Bakwin, New York (acquired from the artist in 1927)
Thence by descent 

Exhibited

New York, Galerie Tamenaga, Exposition Kees Van Dongen, 1990, no. 13, illustrated in color in the catalogue (dated circa 1926)

Literature

Gregory Selch, ed., The Bakwin Collection, Paintings and Sculpture, 1925-1970, Collected by Drs. Ruth & Harry Bakwin, New York, 2004, illustrated in color n.p. 
Kees van Dongen (exhibition catalogue), Monaco, Nouveau Musée National; Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts & Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 2008-09, illustrated in situ no. 70

Catalogue Note

"All women have their beauty and charm which I glorify...big eyes...long eyelashes, satin-smooth or matte skin...pearls and brilliants... And the shimmer of satins and velvets, the softness and warmth of furs. You have to want to touch a painting, for it to be a pleasure for all the senses. A painting must be something which is exciting and glorifies life... the joy of our time is that you can mix everything, blend everything, blend everything: it is really the age of the cocktail."
—Kees van Dongen, quoted in All Eyes on Van Dongen (exhibition catalogue), Museum Bojmans, Rotterdam, 2011, p. 152

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