Kees Van Dongen (1877 - 1968)
Title: Galerie Des Ponchettes
Medium: Offset lithographic poster, 1959, signed by the artist in blue ink and dedicated “a Monsieur J Liverant (lower right)
Size: 39 x 46,7 cm;
References: : Juffermans, p. 174
Edition: Unknown size
Notes: This was made for an exhibition of the artists works at the Galerie des Ponchettes, January/March 1959.
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France
Provenance: The Joseph Liverant Estate, Ottawa, Canada. Joseph Liverant fled from Germany to take up residence in Canada at the time of the Second World War. After the war he purchased a residence in Beaulieu-sur-Mer close to St Paul de Vence where Marc Chagall lived. He and the artist became good friends and their warm relationship is evident in the numerous extant dedications on Lithographs, posters and books. After Joseph’s death the estate finally passed to his stepson, Felix Quinet who donated many works to The National Gallery of Canada. Upon his passing there was an Estate sale from which this item comes. It was sold together with numerous other works by Chagall many of which were dedicated to Joseph Liverant. This Van Dongen poster came from the same source. Doubtless with his association with Chagall Liverant met Van Dongen.
Condition: small tear lower left edge, 3 micro tears top left edge. Those apart in good condition