(Amsterdam, 1876 - Amsterdam, 1967)
Signed lower left.
Note: After Kees Maks left for Paris in 1901, he frequented its smoke-filled bars and dance halls in the company of Kees van Dongen (1877-1968). The various barflies and artists they encountered were depicted by them on the spot, including the world famous Fratellini brothers. These clowns were a favourite subject of Maks, he depicted them at numerous occasions. The brothers formed a unique act: François played a traditional role as an elegant clown with a white face and a brocade suit, Albert played a dumb clown with floppy shoes and a white collar and the robust Paul played the comical middle course, with a high hat.