Pen and black ink, and brush and black wash, with pen and brown ink (originally purple) and touches of graphite, on heavily textured ivory wove paper
Inscribed recto, lower center, in graphite: "2"
351 × 251 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Charles Morice, Paul Gauguin (H. Floury, 1919), p. 128 (ill.).
John Rewald, Gauguin (Hyperion, 1938), p. 114 (ill.).
Georges Wildenstein, Gauguin, with Raymond Cogniat and Daniel Wildenstein, vol. 1, Catalogue (Beaux-Arts, 1964), pp. 169, 195, under cat. 430 and 484.
Art Institute of Chicago, Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master through Modern; The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2006), p. 99, cat. 64 (ill.).
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, “Gauguin Tahiti,” Feb. 29–June 20, 2004, not in cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master through Modern: The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, cat. 64 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist,” June 25-Sept. 10, 2017, pp. 222-23, cat. 161 (ill.); also Paris, Grand Palais, Oct. 9, 2017-Jan. 21, 2018.
Sold, Sotheby’s, London, Apr. 24, 1963, lot 17, to Robert M. Light, for Dorothy Braude Edinburg (1921–2015), Brookline, MA., July 12, 1963; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.
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