Lot 663: Kees van Dongen

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:52:14

Lot 663: Dutch painter and one of the Fauves (1877–1968). ALS in French, signed "Van Dongen," one page, 8.25 x 10.5, October 15. Letter to printer Louis Kaldor. In full: "Here is the entire story of 'The Man Who Wanted to Be King.' As a general title we'll use four lines that will form a block: The Most Beautiful / Stories of Kipling / —Illustrated by— / Kees van Dongen. As a chapter title: The Man Who Wanted / to be King. On page 37 you will find a drawing which will make it necessary for you to move the text forward by 22 lines on each page until the end. As soon as you have printed the entire story, please send me two proofs, I'll need them for the colorist." In fine condition, with a uniform shade of mild toning. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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