9 November 2006
Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
Femme aux étoiles
signed 'van Dongen' (lower right)
watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper laid down on board
18 x 13 in. (45.7 x 33 cm.)
Painted circa 1935
George Davis, Paris (acquired from the artist, circa 1935).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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A. Gregory, Paris De Luxe: Place Vendôme, London, 1997, p. 114 (illustrated in color).
Jacques Chalom des Cordes will include this work in his forthcoming van Dongen catalogue raisonné being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
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