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signed and dated 'O Kokoschka 53' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'for Elisabeth and Douglas S. Allen with my love OK Villeneuve, 55' (upper right)
gouache and watercolour on paper
22 x 15 1/8 in. (56 x 38.5 cm.)
Executed in 1953
Elisabeth & Douglas S. Allen, United States & France, a gift from the artist in 1955.
Private collection, France.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2022.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue of works by Oskar Kokoschka being prepared by Dr. Alfred Weidinger.

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Lot Essay

Douglas Stuart Allen (1923-2021) was an American artist who travelled to Europe after the Second World War to study the visual arts at the Accademia di belle Arti in Rome, as well as the Académie Julian and Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. Allen also trained under Oskar Kokoschka in the early 1950s, developing a lifelong mentorship and friendship with the German Expressionist artist.

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