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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

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Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Paul Gauguin

Title

Oviri

Origin

France

Date

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

205 × 119 mm (image); 207 × 121 mm (sheet); 230 × 316 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1947.686.2

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