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Oviri

A work made of wood-block print, printed twice in deep-yellow ocher and brown ink, with touches of black watercolor, on cream wove paper (an imitation japanese vellum), mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (recto); wood-block print in black ink over red ink tone block, and brush and solvent-thinned orange wash, on cream wove paper (an imitation japanese vellum) mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (verso).
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  • A work made of wood-block print, printed twice in deep-yellow ocher and brown ink, with touches of black watercolor, on cream wove paper (an imitation japanese vellum), mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (recto); wood-block print in black ink over red ink tone block, and brush and solvent-thinned orange wash, on cream wove paper (an imitation japanese vellum) mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (verso).

Date:

1894

Artist:

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Paul Gauguin

Title

Oviri

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1894

Medium

Wood-block print, printed twice in deep-yellow ocher and brown ink, with touches of black watercolor, on cream wove paper (an imitation Japanese vellum), mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (recto); wood-block print in black ink over red ink tone block, and brush and solvent-thinned orange wash, on cream wove paper (an imitation Japanese vellum) mounted on mottled blue wove laminate card (verso)

Inscriptions

Inscribed on the mount, in ink: "à/ Stéphane/ Mallarmé/ cette étrange figure cruelle énigme. P. Gauguin 1895"

Dimensions

Image: 20.5 × 11.9 cm (8 1/8 × 4 11/16 in.); Sheet: 20.7 × 12.1 cm (8 3/16 × 4 13/16 in.); Secondary support: 23 × 31.6 cm (9 1/16 × 12 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1947.686.2

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