L’univers est créé (The Universe Is Being Created), from the Noa Noa Suite
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Wood-block print, printed in black ink with traces of residual brown ink, with selective wiping, over solvent-thinned and transferred and stenciled yellow, orange, red, blue, and green oil-based media, some containing beeswax and conifer resin (probably pine resin), with touches of brush and black ink, on medium-weight, smooth, pink wove paper (faded to tan)
Monogrammed lower right, in image: "P G O"
Image/sheet: 20.3 × 35 cm (8 × 13 13/16 in.)
Clarence Buckingham Collection
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Société du Salon d’Automne, Catalogue des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, dessin, gravure, architecture et art décoratif, exh. cat. (Compagnie Française des Papiers-Monnaie, 1906), cat. 143.
Association Paris–Amerique Latine, Exposition rétrospective: Hommage au génial artiste franco-péruvien Gauguin, with introductions by F. Cossio del Pomar and G. Daniel de Monfreid, exh. cat. (n.p., 1926), cat. 35.
Marcel Guérin, L’oeuvre gravé de Gauguin (H. Floury, 1927; Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1980), cat. 26.
Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, exh. cat. (Kunsthalle Basel, 1928), p. 24, cat. 100.
Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, exh. cat., 2nd. ed. (Kunsthalle Basel, 1928), p. 29, cat. 210.
Galerien Thannhauser, Paul Gauguin, 1848–1903, introduction by W. Barth, exh. cat. (Galerien Thannhauser, 1928), p. 15, cat. 186.
Leicester Galleries, Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Durrio Collection of Works by Paul Gauguin, exh. cat. (Ernest Brown & Phillips, 1931), p. 6, cat. 15.
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. 325, cat. 174 (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. 82, cat. 18.
Adam Biro, Gauguin: La bibliothèque des expositions (A. Biro, 1988), pp. 66–67, fig. 40g (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Intimate Encounters: Paul Gauguin and the South Pacific; The Edward McCormick Blair Collection, exhibition brochure (Art Institute of Chicago, 2003), not in cat.
George T. M. Shackelford and Claire Frèches-Thory, Gauguin Tahiti, with additional essays by Isabelle Cahn et al., exh. cat (MFA Publications, 2004), pp. 121, 354, cat. 114b (ill.). Translated as Gauguin Tahiti: L’atelier du tropiques, exh. cat. (Éds. de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2003), pp. 167, 170, 377, cat. 114 (ill.).
Javier González de Durana, Miriam Alzuri, and María Amezaga, Francisco Durrio (1868–1940): Sobre las huellas de Gauguin, exh. cat. (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2013), p. 220, no. 9 (ill.).
Paris, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees, “Salon d’Automne,” 1906, cat. 143.
Paris, Association Paris Amerique Latine, “Exposition Retrospective: Hommage au Génial Artiste Franca-Péruvien Gauguin,” December 17, 1926, cat. 35.
Kunsthalle Basel, “Paul Gauguin,” July-August, 1928, p. 24, cat. 100 (1st ed.), p. 29, cat. 210 (2nd ed.).
Berlin, Galerien Thannhauser, “Paul Gauguin: 1848-1903,” October 1928, p. 15, cat. 186.
London, The Leicester Galleries, “Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Durrio Collection of Works by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903),” May-June, 1931, p. 6, cat. 15.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, “The Art of Paul Gauguin,” p. 325, cat. 174 (ill.); shown only at The Art Institute of Chicago, September 17-December 11, 1988.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Intimate Encounters: Paul Gauguin and the South Pacific, The Edward McCormick Blair Collection,” September 6, 2003-January 11, 2004.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts and Paris, Grand Palais, “Gauguin Tahiti,” 2003-2004, pp. 121 and 354, cat. 114b (ill.), cat. by George T. M. Shackelford and Claire Frèches-Thory; shown only in Boston, February 29-June 20, 2004.
Francisco “Paco” Durrio (1868-1940), Paris [Kornfeld 1988]. Sold by Walter Geiser, Basel, to the Art Institute, 1948.
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