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    Sale 7737

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale (immediately following Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper)

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 252

    Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)

    Recuerdo de Toledo

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    Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
    Recuerdo de Toledo
    signed 'van Dongen' (lower left); dated and inscribed 'Recuerdo de Toledo 1908' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    39½ x 39½ in. (100 x 100 cm.)
    Painted in 1908

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

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    Galerie Pétridès, Paris.
    Melas Kyriazi Collection, Switzerland.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work was more likely painted circa 1910-1911 and not as stated in the catalogue.


    J.M. Kyriazi, Le nu féminin dans l'Ecole de Paris, Lausanne, 1975, p. 60 (illustrated in colour; dated 1910).


    Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Van Dongen 1877-1937, 1937, no. 19 (dated 1911).
    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Eere-Tentoonstelling van Dongen, December 1937 - January 1938, no. 24 (dated 1911).
    Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 1942, no. 80.
    Paris, Galerie Pétridès, Cinquante toiles de maîtres, May - June 1965, no. 29 (illustrated).
    Lausanne, Galerie Paul Vallotton, Le nu dans l'Ecole de Paris, May - June 1975, no. 29.
    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Kees van Dongen, December 1989 - February 1990, no. 32.
    Paris, Musée d'Art moderne, Van Dongen, le peintre, March - June 1990, pp. 140-141.