Signed recto, in plate, lower left, below image, in black printing ink: "Les drames de la mer P Gauguin"; inscribed verso, lower left in graphite: "43.1024 / R8013"
179 × 274 mm (image); 197 × 292 mm (plate, appro×.); 500 × 649 mm (sheet)
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Art Institute of Chicago and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1959), p. 80, cat. 135.
Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov,Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism, exh. cat. (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981), p. 199, cat. 58h (ill.).
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), pp. 132, 140, cat. 74 (ill.).
Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhard W. Kornfeld, and Harold Joachim, Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints, with assistance of Christine E. Stauffer (Galerie Kornfeld, 1988), p. 20, cat. 3.
Lauren Soth, “Gauguin, Van Gogh and the Fishermen of Iceland,” The Burlington Magazine 131:1033 (April 1989), pp. 296-97, fig. 52b.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture,” February 12-March 29, 1959, p. 80, cat. 135.
Toronto, Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, “Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism,” January 23-March 22, 1981, pp. 194-201, cat. 58h (ill.), cat. by Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov; also traveled to the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Vogh, Amsterdam, April 9-June 14, 1981.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, “The Art of Paul Gauguin,” 1988, p. 140, cat. 74 (ill.); only shown at The Art Institute of Chicago, September 17-December 11, 1988.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South,” September 22, 2001-January 13, 2002, pp. 276-277, 407, cat. 90, fig. 25.
Sold by Hellmuth Wallach (1901–1989), New York, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1943.
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