Lot 119
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PAUL GAUGUIN | Portrait de Camille Pissarro - rectoPaysage - verso

30,000 - 40,000 EUR
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  • Paul Gauguin
  • Portrait de Camille Pissarro - rectoPaysage - verso
  • bears the inscription portrait af Pizarro tegnet af P. Gauguin 1880 (lower right) - recto
  • charcoal and coloured pencil on paper - rectocharcoal on paper - verso
  • 23,2 by 20,3 cm; 9 by 8 in.
  • Executed in 1880.


Mette Gad Gauguin, Paris (wife of the artist)
Fru Urban Gad, Copenhagen, circa 1948
Sale: Copenhagen, Arne Brun Rasmussen, May 30, 1969, lot 276
The Art Emporium, Vancouver, Canada (acquired at the above sale)
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1970)
Sale : Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 2000, lot 105
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1948, no. 65


Haavard Rostrup, 'Gauguin et le Danemark', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, January-April 1956, illustrated p.65
John Rewald, Gauguin Drawings, New York, 1958, no. 5, illustrated np.

Catalogue Note

This work will be included in the forthcoming Gauguin Digital Catalogue Raisonné, being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

“From [Pissarro], Gauguin learnt how to choose which colours to put onto canvas. […] What is more, Pissarro taught him independence, and freed him from all control except his own […].”
Victor Segalen (in Hommage à Gauguin, l’insurgé des Marquises, 2003)