Portrait of Dolly, 1911 by Kees Van Dongen



Title

Portrait of Dolly, 1911

Artist

Kees Van Dongen

Ref GL460
Type Fine Art Print
Limited Editions This Limited Edition Gouttelette Print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 standard onto acid-free, calcium carbonate-buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally-conscious paper suppliers. Limited Edition Size: 85
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Description  
The style of Van Dongen's portraits is very identifiably his own, his models distinguished, by their large, boldly outlined, wide-set eyes, delicate mouths and luminous skin. ‘Portrait of Dolly’ is a vibrant portrait by Van Dongen that puts on display his mastery as a colourist. The present work belongs to an extensive series, begun early in his career, of exquisite portraits Van Dongen painted of women wearing extravagant hats; some of these women were drawn from Montmartre's pleasure halls, others from the more sophisticated world of the upper echelons of Paris' bourgeoisie. Here, Van Dongen depicts a charming young girl whose simple jacket, wide-brimmed hat and hair bow suggest that she belongs to this latter, more respectable group.