Black fabricated chalk with watercolor, on mottled blue wove paper with blue fibers, altered to light gray (recto); black fabricated chalk, with pen and brown ink, on mottled blue wove paper with blue fibers, altered to bluish-gray (verso) (removed from a sketchbook)
269 × 204 mm
Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
Extended information about this artwork
Martha Tedeschi, “Recto, Portrait of Charles Laval and Other Sketches, 1887; Verso, Figure Studies from Martinique, 1887,” in “Maineri to Miró: The Regenstein Collection since 1975,” special issue, Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26, no. 1 (2000), pp. 84–85 (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. 214, no. 2 (ill.).
Kunsthalle Basel, “Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903,” July–Sept. 9, 1928, p. 25, cat. 147 (1st ed.) and p. 30, cat. 132 (2nd ed.).
Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland City Art Gallery, “Paul Gauguin: Pages From the Pacific,” August 4-October 15, 1995, pp. 34 and 49, cat. 3 (ill.), cat. by Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers.
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, “Gauguin and Laval in Martinique”, October 2, 2018 - Janauary 13, 2019, pp. 78-79 (ill), cat. 46, cat. by by Maite van Dijk and Joose van der Hoeven, et. al.
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. 1931 [Geiser personal papers]; consigned by Walther Geiser to Lucas Lichtenhan (1897–1969), Basel, on Jan. 18, 1931 [Gesier personal papers]; returned by Lucas Lichtenhan to Walther Geiser in 1936 [Geiser personal papers]; sold at Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1991.