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Kees van Dongen artwork • painting • previously for sale The Marchesa Luisa Casati

Dongen C.T.M. van | Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen, The Marchesa Luisa Casati, oil on canvas 46.0 x 38.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1914

Kees van Dongen

The Marchesa Luisa Casati
oil on canvas 46.0 x 38.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1914

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. bezit Verenigde Staten; part. bezit Frankrijk.
Literature: Scot D. Ryersson & Michael Orlando Yaccarino, 'The Marchesa Casati, Londen 2009; 'Oog', 1(2010), afbeelding pag. 52; afb. op www.marchesacasati.com.

The famous Fauvist Kees van Dongen is mainly known for his portraits and figure representations, although he also painted cityscapes, still lifes and Dutch landscapes. In his early years at the Rotterdam Academy he produced Impressionist works in subdued colours, influenced by Hague and Amsterdam Impressionism, which still very much determined the artistic climate of the late 19th century. After his first visit to Paris in 1897, his style became freer and more light and colour entered his paintings. Van Dongen’s participation in the Salon d’Automne of 1905 marks his transition to Fauvism. He established his reputation as a ‘peintre de la femme’ and became a portraitist of Paris’s beau monde, while also painting prostitutes and courtesans.


Kees van Dongen | Hommage à Marie-Claire, lithograph on paper, 55.3 x 45.7 cm, signed l.c. (in pencil) and executed ca. 1950

Kees van Dongen

prints & multiples • for sale

Hommage à Marie-Claire, ca. 1950


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