108
108

THE COLLECTION OF ALEX & ELISABETH LEWYT

Paul Gauguin
TAOA (RECTO); ÉUDES DE DEUX TÊTES ET UN TORSE (VERSO)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 59,375 USD
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108

THE COLLECTION OF ALEX & ELISABETH LEWYT

Paul Gauguin
TAOA (RECTO); ÉUDES DE DEUX TÊTES ET UN TORSE (VERSO)
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 59,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Paul Gauguin
1848 - 1903
TAOA (RECTO); ÉUDES DE DEUX TÊTES ET UN TORSE (VERSO)
Titled (upper right)
Pen and ink and pencil on paper
6 1/2 by 4 1/4 in.
16.5 by 10.8 cm
Executed circa 1891.
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This work will be included in the new edition of the Gauguin catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute.

Provenance

Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Quatre-Chemins-Editart, Paris
Acquired from the above in 1954

Exhibited

New York, Wildenstein & Co., Gauguin: Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., 1956, no. 64
Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago & New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, 1959, no. 85, illustrated in the catalogue
Martigny, Switzerland, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Gauguin, 1998, no. 73, illustrated in color in the catalogue
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gauguin in New York Collections: The Lure of the Exotic, 2002, no. 49, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Literature

Bernard Dorival, Carnet de Tahiti: Paul Gauguin, Paris, 1954, illustrated p. 43
John Rewald, Gauguin Drawings, New York, 1958, illustrated pl. 34
John Rewald, Post-Impressionism from Van Gogh to Gauguin, New York, 1978, illustrated p. 493
Gauguin Tahiti (exhibition catalogue), Musée d’Orsay, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris & The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003-04, illustrated p. 26

Catalogue Note

It has been suggested that the present work and Fare were used as studies for Le Repas or Les Bananas, a large oil by Gauguin now in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay (see note for lot 106).

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