Kees van Dongen (French (born The Netherlands) 1877–1968)
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (64.8 x 54 cm)
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967
Not on view
Early in his career, Van Dongen exhibited with both Fauvist and German Expressionist painters. Later he became a fashionable society portraitist. This sitter, Yvette Labrousse (1906–2000) won the Miss Lyon beauty contest in 1929 and subsequently represented France in the 1930 Miss World contest. In 1944, she married the Sultan Aga Khan III.
Inscription: Signed (upper right): van Dongen
Adelaide Milton de Groot, New York (by 1936–d. 1967; on loan to MMA, 1936; her bequest to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The 10s, the 20s, the 30s: Inventive Clothes, 1909–1939," December 13, 1973–September 3, 1974, not in catalogue.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. "Inventive Clothes, 1909–1939," March 25–May 25, 1975, not in catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Yves Saint Laurent," December 14, 1983–September 2, 1984, unnum. checklist (installed in galleries of Costume Institute exhibition).