Kees van Dongen (1877 - 1968)

Lot 12: Perfect copy of Kees van Dongen's Princesse de Babylone

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 12, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: DONGEN, Kees van (Dutch 1877 - 1968) - VOLTAIRE. La Princesse de Babylone. Paris, Scripta et Picta, 1948. Folded sheets, unbound as issued in the original gilt paper wrappers in cardboard portfolio and slipcase (sl. sunned), with 47 lithographs in colours by Kees van Dongen with text by Voltaire, printed by Mourlot-Frères, Paris. This copy on Vélin Lana, stamp-numbered '72' from the total edition of 198; 122 p. Usual offsetting of the frontispice, else in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 34.5 x 24.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: DONGEN, Kees van (Dutch 1877 - 1968) - VOLTAIRE.
Literature: Juffermans. Kees van Dongen - Het Complete Grafische Werk, No. JB 12
Provenance: Private collection; Kunsthandel Juffermans, Utrecht
Notes:
Extraordinary production, all colours of all plates from different stones engraved by Van Dongen and printed by Mourlot. The original wrappers of copy presented here are in pristine condition, slipcase and portfolio slightly sunned as always, pages and illustrations immaculate.
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