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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 612

    Kees van Dongen (1887-1968)

    Le petit chien, Tootsie

    Price Realised  


    Kees van Dongen (1887-1968)
    Le petit chien, Tootsie
    signed 'Van Dongen' (lower centre); signed and indistinctly inscribed 'Tootsie (chien) van Dongen...' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    15¼ x 18 1/8 in. (38.7 x 46 cm.)

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    A. Reijers, Eindhoven, a friend of the artist.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 17 October 1990, lot 93.
    Kunsthandel Loek Brons, Amsterdam, by whom acquired at the above sale. Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Jacques Chalom des Cordes will include this painting in his forthcoming van Dongen catalogue raisonné being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

    Please note that the exhibition reference should read as follows, and not as stated in the catalogue:
    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Van Dongen 1877 - 1937: eere-tentoonstelling Stedelijk-Museum Amsterdam, no. 52 (titled `Het hondje').

    Pre-Lot Text



    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Eeretentoonstelling Kees Van Dongen, 1937, no. 2.