Wood-block print, printed twice in brown and black inks, with selective wiping, and a transferred twill impression, on cream wove Japanese paper, laid down on cream laid Japanese paper (a laminate made by the artist)
Monogrammed upper right, in image: "P G O"
Image: 35.5 × 20.2 cm (14 × 8 in.); 35.6 × 20.4 cm (14 1/16 × 8 1/16 in.)
The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection
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Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhard W. Kornfeld, and Harold Joachim, Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints (Bern, 1988), p. 64, no. 15.
Raymond Cogniat, La vie ardente de Paul Gauguin, with a preface by Henri Focillon, exh. cat. (Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1936), p. 90, cat. 148a.
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. 328, cat. 171b.
Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, “La Vie Ardente de Paul Gauguin,” 1936, cat. 148a.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, “The Art of Paul Gauguin,” May 1-July 31, 1988, p. 328, cat. 171b.; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 17- December 11, 1988.
Henri M. Petiet (1894-1980), Paris. Sold by Jean Goriany, New York, to the Art Institute, 1940.
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