About This Artwork

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903

Study of Tahitian Heads, c. 1898

Watercolor and pastel monotype from a paper matrix, with pastel, on cream Japanese paper, laid down on cream 4-ply mat board
237 × 297 mm (primary support), 292 × 355 mm (secondary support)
Signed lower left, in ink: "Au Docteur/ P Gauguin/ TAHITI,"

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCormick Blair and through prior acquistion of Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1993.171

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Ownership History

M. and Mme. Maurice Malingue, Paris. Transferred from M. Knoedler & Cie., Paris to Knoedler and Company, New York on May 22, 1964 [acc. to Knoedler stockbook]; Sold by Knoedler and Company, New York to Shirley Latter Schlesigner (Kaufmann) (1916-2003), New Orleans, in June 1964 [acc. to Knoedler stockbook]. Sold by Sotheby's, New York, May 12, 1993, lot 110A, to the Art Institute of Chicago.

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