The Yellow Christ (recto), Female Bather Wading through a Brook
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Salted paper print (extremely faded) toned with watercolor, on cream wove silver printing-out paper, laid down on cream card (recto); albumen print laid down on cream card (verso)
Inscribed in the artist's hand, verso, lower center, in pen and brown ink: [cropped remnants of flourish below signature]
154 × 123 mm (primary support) (recto); 122 × 86 mm (primary support) (verso); 168 × 133 mm (secondary support)
Bequest of Elizabeth F. Chapman
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Association Paris–Amerique Latine, Exposition rétrospective: Hommage au génial artiste franco-péruvien Gauguin, with introductions by F. Cossio del Pomar and G. Daniel de Monfreid, exh. cat. (n.p., 1926), n.pag., cat. 84.
Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, exh. cat. (Kunsthalle Basel, 1928), p. 26, cat. 149.
Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, exh. cat., 2nd ed. (Kunsthalle Basel, 1928), p. 26, cat. 136.
Galerien Thannhauser, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, introduction by W. Barth, exh. cat. (Galerien Thannhauser, 1928), p. 13, cat. 107.
Leicester Galleries, Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Durrio Collection of Works by Paul Gauguin, exh. cat. (Ernest Brown & Phillips, 1931), p. 12, cat. 80.
Daniel Catton Rich, Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings and Drawings from Private Collections in Chicago, exh. cat. (Arts Club of Chicago, 1938), cat. 51.
Robert Goldwater and Carl O. Schniewind, Gauguin: Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., exh. cat. (Wildenstein & Co., 1956), p. 20, cat. 59.
Robert Goldwater, Paul Gauguin (Abrams, 1957), p. 56 (ill.).
John Rewald, Gauguin Drawings, Bittner Art Book (T. Yoseloff, 1958), p. 25, pl. 20 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1959), p. 65, cat. 80.
Sven Lövgren, The Genesis of Modernism: Seurat, Gauguin, van Gogh, and French Symbolism in the 1880’s (Almquist & Wiksell, 1959), p. 123, fig. 19.
Jean Leymarie, Water-colours, Pastels and Drawings in Colour (Faber & Faber, 1961), no pag., no. 10 (ill.).34 Translated as Gauguin: Aquarelles, pastels et dessins (Skira, 1988), p. 38 (ill.).
Georges Wildenstein, Gauguin, with Raymond Cogniat and Daniel Wildenstein, vol. 1, Catalogue (Beaux-Arts, 1964), p. 125, under cat. 327.
Mark Roskill, “An Unexpected Gauguin Discovery,” Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 62, no. 328 (1964), p. 87, note 16.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Gauguin and the Decorative Style, exh. cat. (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1966), no pag.
Mark Roskill, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and French Painting of the 1880s: A Catalogue Raisonné of Key Works (University Microfilms, 1970), p. 186.
Ronald Pickvance, The Drawings of Gauguin (P. Hamlyn, 1970), p. 27, pl. 39.
Brian E. Halsey, Paul Gauguin: A Study of the Christ Theme in His Art and Thought (Ph.D. diss., Florida State University, 1972), pp. 129, 131–32, fig. 36.
Richard R. Brettell, Françoise Cachin, Claire Frèches-Thory, and Charles F. Stuckey, The Art of Paul Gauguin, with assistance from Peter Zegers, exh. cat. (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C./Art Institute of Chicago/New York Graphic Society Books, 1988), p. 157.
Ingo F. Walther, Paul Gauguin (1848–1903): The Primitive Sophisticate (B. Taschen, 1992), p. 26 (ill.).
Javier González de Durana, Miriam Alzuri, and María Amezaga, Francisco Durrio (1868–1940): Sobre las huellas de Gauguin, exh. cat. (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2013), p. 208, no. 1 (ill.).
Paris, Association Paris Amerique Latine, “Exposition Retrospective: Hommage au Génial Artiste Franca-Péruvien Gauguin,” December 17, 1926, cat. 84.
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.
From the artist to Francisco “Paco” Durrio (1868–1940), Paris, between 1893 and 1895 [Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2013]; left by Francisco “Paco” Durrio at Kunsthalle Basel for exhibition in 1928 [Basel, 1928]. Walther Geiser (1897–1993), Basel, by Jan. 18, 1931 [Geiser personal papers]; consigned by Walther Geiser to Lucas Lichtenhan (1897–1969), Basel, on Jan. 18, 1931 [Geiser personal papers]; sold by Lucas Lichtenhan, as the agent for Walther Geiser, London, 1931 [Geiser personal papers]. Albert Roullier Art Galleries, Chicago, by Dec. 21, 1931 [Chicago, 1931]. Mrs. Charles Goodspeed (née Elizabeth Fuller, later Mrs. Gilbert Chapman; 1893–1980), Chicago, by 1938 [Chicago 1938]; bequeathed by the estate of Elizabeth F. Chapman to the Art Institute, 1981.
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