About This Artwork

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903

The Yellow Christ, c. 1889

Salted paper print (extremely faded), toned with watercolor, laid down on cream cardboard
154 x 123 mm

Bequest of Elizabeth F. Chapman, 1981.150R

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Association Paris Amerique Latine, "Exposition Retrospective: Hommage au Génial Artiste Franca-Péruvien Gauguin," December 17, 1926, cat. 84.

Kunsthalle Basel, "Paul Gauguin," July-August, 1928, p. 26, cat. 149 (1st ed.), cat. 136 (2nd ed.).

Berlin, Galerien Thannhauser, "Paul Gauguin: 1848-1903," October 1928, p. 13, cat. 107.

London, The Leicester Galleries, "Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Durrio Collection of Works by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)," May-June, 1931, p. 12, cat. 80.

The Chicago Arts Club, "Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings and Drawings from Private Collections in Chicago," November 4-25, 1938, cat. 51.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Gauguin," April 5-May 5, 1956, p. 20, cat. 59.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture," February 12-March 29, 1959, p. 65, cat. 80; traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 23-May 31, 1959.

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, "Gauguin and the Decorative Style," June–September, 1966, n.p.

Publication History

Robert Goldwater, Paul Gauguin (New York, 1957), p. 56 (ill.).

John Rewald, Gauguin Drawings (New York, 1958), p. 25, no. 20 (ill.).

Sven Lövgren, The Genesis of Modernism (Uppsala, 1959), p. 123, fig. 19.

Jean Leymarie, Water-colours, Pastels and Drawings in Colour (London, 1961), no. 10 (ill.).

Georges Wildenstein, Gauguin, vol. I (Paris, 1964), p. 125, rel. to cat. 327.

Mark Roskill, "An Unexpected Gauguin Discovery," Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, vol. 62, no. 328 (Boston, 1964), p. 87, note 16.

Ronald Pickvance, The Drawings of Gauguin (London, 1970), p. 27, pl. 39 (ill.).

Mark Roskill, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and French Painting of the 1880s: A Catalogue Raisonné of Key Works (Ann Arbor, Mich., 1970), diss., p. 186.

Brian E. Halsey, Paul Gauguin: A Study of the Christ Theme in His Art and Thought (Florida State University, 1972), diss., pp. 129, 131-132, fig. 36.

The Art of Paul Gauguin, exh. cat. (Washington D.C., 1988), p. 157.

Jean Leymarie, Gauguin: Aquarelles, pastels et dessins (Geneva, 1988), p. 38 (ill.)

Jean Leymarie, Gauguin: Watercolors, Pastels, Drawings (New York, 1989), pp. 38-39 (ill.).

Ingo F. Walther, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903): The Primitive Sophisticate (Cologne, 1992), p. 26 (ill.).

Francisco Durrio (1868-1940): Sobre las Huellas de Gauguin, exh. cat. (Bilbao, 2013), p. 208, no. 1 (ill.).

Ownership History

Francisco "Paco" Durrio (1868-1940), Paris, by 1928 [Basel 1928]. Leicester Gallery, London. Albert Rouillier Art Galleries, Chicago. Mrs. Charles Goodspeed (née Elizabeth Fuller, later Mrs. Gilbert Chapman; 1893–1980), Chicago, by 1938 [Chicago 1938]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1981.




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