5 May 2005
Kees van Dongen (1877-1968)
Le vase de tulipes
signed 'van Dongen.' (lower right)
39½ x 32 1/8 in. (100.4 x 81.7 cm.)
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L. Chaumeil, Van Dongen, L'homme et l'artiste--La vie et l'oeuvre, Geneva, 1967, p. 323, no. 149 (illustrated).
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