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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)

    C'était le genie

    Price Realised  

    Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
    C'était le genie
    titled 'c'etait le genie' (lower left)
    pen and India ink with white heightening over blue crayon on paper
    12½ x 9 5/8 in. (31.8 x 24.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1918


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    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 19 March 1997, lot 270.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    J.-C. Madrus, trans., Conte des 1001 nuits, Hassan Badreddinne El-Bassraoud, Paris, 1919, p. 69 (illustrated).