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The “Kessler family” watching the Kiss of Rodin
“The Kessler family on horseback” By Dufy -1932- Tate Modern Art Gallery ŕ Londres.

The Kiss is an 1889 marble sculpture by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Tate Gallery in London. In 1955 the Tate bought this sculpture for the nation at a cost of Ł7,500. In 1999 between June 5 and October 30, The Kiss returned briefly to Lewes as part of an exhibition of Rodin's works. Its regular home is now the Tate Modern – London.

“The Kessler family on horseback” -1932- Tate Modern Art Gallery ŕ Londres.
Dufy, well known for his landscapes and animated crowd scenes, was commissioned in 1930 to paint this equestrian portrait of Mr and Mrs Kessler and their five daughters. He stayed briefly with the family at their country home in England, and made several preliminary studies, two of which are also owned by the Tate Gallery. This is the second of two versions of the finished work (the first was not entirely to the Kesslers' liking). It shows the artist's characteristic love of high-keyed colour and his use of a free-floating, almost hieroglyphic, line, inspired by Persian ornament.

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