10 June 2009
Jan Mankes (1889-1920)
Twee lelies in een fleschje: two lilies in a bottle
signed 'J Mankes.' (lower right)
pencil on paper
21 x 14.5 cm.
Executed circa 1911.
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Probably: A. Mankes-Zernike, Jan Mankes, Wassenaar 1928, p. 58, as: Twee lelies in fleschje.
It is very likely that the present lot, which was recently rediscovered , can be identified as the work mentioned in A. Mankes-Zernike, Jan Mankes, Wassenaar 1928, p. 58, entitled Twee lelies in fleschje.
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