Description

    Kees van Dongen (Dutch, 1877-1968)
    Man drowning in the Seine
    Charcoal on paper
    19-1/2 x 12-5/8 inches (49.5 x 32.1 cm) (sheet)
    Signed lower right: VDongen
    Inscribed lower right: Un homme a la Seine / "Ami, au secours, je ne sais pas nager!" / "Tiens, moi non plus, mais je ne fais pas tant de tapage pour cela."

    PROVENANCE:
    Galerie Claude Levin, Paris;
    Louis Lavitt, New York, 1961;
    Private collection, Stamford, Connecticut.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Paper crease running horizontally through center, stabilized on verso with rice paper; 13 small repairs, corresponding to pinhole losses on recto, stablized on verso with rice paper; overall toning; light mat burn along top and right edges from previous framing; a handful of dots from foxing and discoloration. Framed Dimensions 26.125 X 19.25 Inches

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