Watercolor, with black colored pencil, and touches of pen and black ink, over a transfer drawing in black, and wood-block print in black ink with blue watercolor on cream wove paper
Signed lower left, in black crayon: "P. Gauguin"; inscribed center right, in black crayon: "Marlbrough s'en va t en guerre"; in blue ink: "Mironton Mirontaine"; lower right, in black crayon: "Joli joujou"
298 × 204 mm (sheet); 98 × 164 mm (headpiece)
Gift of Walter S. Brewster
Extended information about this artwork
Jean Dorsenne, La vie sentimentale de Paul Gauguin (Paris, 1927), p. 157 (ill.).
Beril Becker, Paul Gauguin: The Calm Madman (New York, 1931), pp. 292-293.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gauguin Prints (Chicago, 1959), n.p. (ill.).
Ruth Deborah Rothschild, A Study in the Problems of Self-Portraiture: the Self-Portraits of Paul Gauguin (New York, 1961), diss., pp. 135-136, 233, 293, fig. 48 (ill.).
Elda Fezzi and Fiorella Minervino, “Noa Noa” e il Primo Viaggio a Tahiti di Gauguin (Milan, 1974), p. 53, fig. 44 (ill.).
Daniel Wildenstein and Raymond Cogniat, Gauguin (New York, 1974), p. 91 (ill.).
Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhard W. Kornfeld, and Harold Joachim, Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints (Bern, 1988), p. 254, no. 73.
Belinda Thompson, ed., Gauguin: Maker of Myth, (London, 2010), exh. cat., pp. 73, 88-89, fig. 20.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture,” February 12-March 29, 1959, p. 89, cat. 188; traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 21-May 31, 1959.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist”, June 25 - September 10, 2017, hors. cat.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Brewster, Chicago, probably from September 30, 1930 [according to the inventory of the Brewster collection in the curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute, 1949.