Heads of Tahitian Women, Frontal and Profile Views
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Charcoal and wetted charcoal, with stumping and erasing, on cream wove paper, selectively fixed
41.3 × 32.5 cm (16 5/16 × 12 13/16 in.)
Gift of David Adler and his friends
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Wildenstein & Co., A Loan Exhibition of Six Masters of Post-Impressionism: Benefit of Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, exh. cat. (Wildenstein & Co., 1948), p. 28, cat. 22.
Frederick B. Adams, Jr., Carl O. Schniewind, 1900–1957: Catalogue of the Carl O. Schniewind Memorial Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1958), n.pag., cat. 11.
John Rewald, Gauguin Drawings, Bittner Art Book (T. Yoseloff, 1958), p. 36, no. 95 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1959), p. 71, cat. 114.
Georges Wildenstein, Gauguin, with Raymond Cogniat and Daniel Wildenstein, vol. 1, Catalogue (Beaux-Arts, 1964), p. 254, under cat. 596.
Stephen Longstreet, The Drawings of Gauguin (Borden, 1965), n.pag. (ill.).
René Huyghe, Gauguin (Flammarion, 1967), p. 61 (ill.).
Harold Joachim and Sandra Haller Olsen, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century, vol. 2 (University of Chicago Press, 1979), p. 62, nos. 3F4 (ill.) and 3F5 (ill.).
Yann Le Pichon, Sur les traces de Gauguin (R. Laffont, 1986), pp. 154 (ill.), 261. Translated by I. Mark Paris as Gauguin: Life, Art, Inspiration (Abrams, 1987), pp. 154, 262, fig. 287.
Richard 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. 224–25, 289, cat. 123 (ill.).
René Huyghe, Gauguin (Crown, 1988), p. 77 (ill.).
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Gogen, exh. cat. (Sov. Khudozhnik, 1989), p. 162 (ill.).
Françoise Cachin, Gauguin: Ce malgré moi de sauvage (Gallimard, 1989), pp. 81 (ill.), 191. Translated as Gauguin: The Quest for Paradise (Abrams, 1992), pp. 81 (ill.), 191.
Michael Gibson, Paul Gauguin (A. Michel, 1990), n.pag., fig. 98 (recto), fig. 99 (verso). Translated as Paul Gauguin (Rizzoli, 1992), n.pag., figs. 98 and 99.
Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers, Paul Gauguin: Pages from the Pacific, exh. cat. (Auckland City rt Gallery/Art Institute of Chicago, 1995), pp. 38, 50, cat. 11 (ill.).
Christoph Becker, ed., Paul Gauguin: Tahiti, exh. cat. (G. Hatje, 1998), pp. 32, 166, cat. 20 (ill.).
Britt Salvesen, Gauguin, in association with Douglas W. Druick and Peter Kort Zegers, Artists in Focus (Art Institute of Chicago/Abrams, 2001), pp. 84, 108, no. 12 (ill.).
Jean-Yves Tréhin, Gauguin, Tahiti et la photographie, exh. cat. (Ministère de la Culture de Polynésie Française/Musée de Tahiti et des Îles, 2003), p. 109 (ill.).
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Six Masters of Post-Impressionism,” April 8-May 8, 1948, p. 28, cat. 22.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Carl O. Schniewind: Memorial Exhibition,” January 22–March 3, 1958, cat. 11.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture,” February 12-March 29, 1959, p. 71, cat. 114; traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 23-May 31, 1959.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, “The Art of Paul Gauguin,” May 1-July 31, 1988, pp. 224-225, 289 cat. 123 (ill.); traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, September 17-December 11, 1988.
Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland City Art Gallery, “Paul Gauguin: Pages From the Pacific,” August 4-October 15, 1995, pp. 38 and 50, cat. 11 (ill.), cat. by Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers.
Stuttgart, Germany, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, “Paul Gauguin - Tahiti,” February 7-June 2, 1998, pp. 32 and 166, cat. 20 (ill.), cat. by Christoph Becker et. al.
Vollard Estate, from 1939 [Joachim 1979]; W. Walter [Joachim 1979]; sold to James Lord, Paris, from 1947 [letter from James Lord of September 25, 1960, in curatorial file] until at least 1948 [Wildenstein, 1948]. John L. Senior, Jr. [Chicago 1959]. Sold by Knoedler and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1956.
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