Lot 108
  • 108

Paul Gauguin

80,000 - 120,000 USD
59,375 USD
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  • Paul Gauguin
  • Taoa (recto); Éudes de deux têtes et un torse (verso)
  • Titled (upper right)
  • Pen and ink and pencil on paper


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


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


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).