Lot 1: One of 10 hors commerce copies, with 8 pochoirs in colours

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 12, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: DONGEN, Kees van (Dutch 1877 - 1968) - Hassan BADREDDINE-el-BASS-RAOUI. Conte des 1001 Nuits. Lithographies originales en couleurs de Van Dongen. Paris, Éditions de la Sirère, 1918. Folded sheets, unbound as issued in double decorated paper wrappers in a later half calb portfolio with gilt. title label in matching slipcase, with 110 black and white illustrations by Kees van Dongen and with seven pochoirs in colours and the cover illustration in pochoir in colours, printed by Atelier Jean Saudé, Paris. This copy is one of 10 'H.C.' copies from the total edition of 310. Some sm. imperfections, but in exceptionally good condition.
Dimensions: 32.7 x 25.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: DONGEN, Kees van (Dutch 1877 - 1968) - Hassan BADREDDINE-el-BASS-RAOUI.
Literature: Juffermans. Kees van Dongen - Het Complete Grafische Werk, No. JB 1
Provenance: Private collection; Kunsthandel Juffermans, Utrecht
Notes:
'Clichés détruits': the clichés of the plates were destroyed after printing. One of the most powerful spine illustrations ever.
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