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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION
Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)

Charlus se fait présenter les fils de Surgis (A la recherche du temps perdu)

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Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
Charlus se fait présenter les fils de Surgis (A la recherche du temps perdu)
signed 'Van Dongen' (lower left)
gouache and watercolor on paper laid down on board
9 ¾ x 8 3/8 in. (24.6 x 21.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1946-1947
Provenance
Marcel Proust family collection, Paris (gift from the artist).
Private collection, Paris (by descent from the above).
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 30 June 1976, lot 270.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
Literature
M. Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu, Paris, 1947, vol. II, p. 473 (illustrated in color).

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Jacques Chalom des Cordes will include this work in his forthcoming Van Dongen catalogue critique being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

In 1947, the publisher Gallimard released the novel A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust, illustrated with 77 watercolors by Van Dongen made especially for this publication. The present work is part of this extraordinary body of illustration, and was gifted by the artist to the Proust family.

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