• Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2828

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    17 November 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 159

    Kees Maks (1876-1967)

    Three clowns: the Fratellini brothers in the cirque Médrano, Paris

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    Estimate

    Kees Maks (1876-1967)
    Three clowns: the Fratellini brothers in the cirque Médrano, Paris
    signed 'C.J. Maks' (lower left)
    oil on board
    60.5 x 74.5 cm.


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    The Fratellini brothers (depicted in this lot from left to right Paul, François and Albert) were a famous clown act in Paris from 1902 to 1924 in the cirque Médrano. Maks depicted the popular trio on many occasions.

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    Provenance

    Mr. P. Rykens, Surrey, inv.no. 27, as: 3 clowns.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 1968, lot 119, as: Trois Clowns.


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