Watercolor, with traces of black crayon and graphite, on tapa, partially laid down on cream wove paper
Signed and dated, upper right corner, in brush and gouache: "PGO/91/92/93"
328 × 265 mm (closed); 328 × 530 mm (open)
Gift of Henri M. Petiet
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Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers, Paul Gauguin: Pages from the Pacific, exh. cat. (Auckland City Art Gallery/Art Institute of Chicago, 1995), pp. 20, 37, 50, cat. 10 (ill.).
Ronald Pickvance, Gauguin, exh. cat. (Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 1998), p. 284.
Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland City Art Gallery, “Paul Gauguin: Pages From the Pacific,” August 4-October 15, 1995, pp. 20, 37, and 50, cat. 10 (ill.), cat. by Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist”, June 25 - September 10, 2017, pp. 16, 235, 239, 281n12, cat. 178, cat. by Gloria Groom, et. al., traveled to Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, October 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018.
Sold at the public auction of the artist’s belongings following his death, Papeete, Tahiti, Sept. 2, 1903, lot 125, probably to Mr. Pietri, Papeete. Jacques Doucet (1853–1929), Paris; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 20, 1941, lot 17bis. Henri M. Petiet (French, 1894–1980), Paris, by Jan. 25, 1956; by descent to the Petiet family, 1980; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, Oct. 2015.
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