My Child and Her Mother: 1908 by Kees Van Dongen


My Child and Her Mother: 1908


Kees Van Dongen

Ref GM2495
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
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This painting depicts Van Dongen’s wife, August Preitinger and their daughter Augusta who was known as ‘Dolly’. It shows a beautiful moment of a mother kissing her daughter, preciously on the head. Dolly was obviously much loved especially as their first child, a son, died a couple of days after his birth. The colours are muted and soft to complement the tender emotion in the painting. The colours and subject are very different compared to the women portraits that Van Dongen is more famous for.