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Property from a New York Trust

Paul Gauguin

Jeune fille et renard (étude pour La Perte du pucelage)

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November 15, 01:19 AM GMT


1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a New York Trust

Paul Gauguin

1848 - 1903

Jeune fille et renard (étude pour La Perte du pucelage)

signed P. Gauguin (upper left)

conté crayon, white pastel and red chalk over graphite on light brown wove paper

12 ¼ by 13 in. 31.2 by 33.2 cm. (irregular sheet)

Executed circa 1891.

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




1848 - 1903年


款識:藝術家簽名 P. Gauguin(左上)


12 ¼ x 13 英寸;31.2 x 33.2 公分(不規則紙張)


Octave Mirbeau, Paris (likely acquired directly from the artist in 1891)
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 24 February 1919, lot 18 (consigned by the estate of the above)
Wildenstein & Co., New York (acquired by 1949)
Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago (acquired by 1956 and until at least 1967)
Eugene V. Thaw, New York
John R. Gaines, Lexington (acquired from the above)
Sotheby’s, New York, 17 November 1986, lot 41 (consigned by the above)
Marcia Riklis, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner 
Denys Sutton, “La Perte du Pucelage by Paul Gauguin," The Burlington Magazine, vol. XCI, April 1949, n.p., illustrated
René Huyghe, Le Carnet de Paul Gauguin, Paris, 1952, p. 119 (titled La fille au chien)
Herbert Read, "Gauguin: Return to Symbolism," Art News Annual, no. 25, 1956, p. 153, illustrated (titled Woman with Fox)
Robert Goldwater, Paul Gauguin, New York, 1957, p. 29, illustrated (titled Woman with a Fox)
John Rewald, Gauguin: Drawings, New York and London, 1958, no. 27, p. 26, illustrated (dated 1890-91)
Herbert Read, Art News Annual, New York, 1958, p. 153, illustrated
René Huyghe, Gauguin, Paris, 1959, illustrated p. 30 (titled Étude pour l'Éveil du printemps and dated early 1891)
Jean Leymarie, Paul Gauguin, Acquarelle, Pastelle und Farbige Zeichnungen, Basel, 1959, pl. 15, illustrated in color
George Wildenstein, Gauguin, Paris, 1964, p. 159, cited
Ronald Pickvance, The Drawings of Gauguin, London, 1970, p. 29, pl. 49, illustrated (titled Study for the "Loss of Virginity")
Exh. Cat., Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, French Painting from the Chrysler Museum, 1986, p. 81, illustrated (titled Young Girl with a Fox)
Yann Le Pinchon, Gauguin: Life, Art, Inspiration, Paris and New York, 1986-87, no. 255, p. 136, illustrated (titled L'Eveil du printemps and dated 1891)
Yann Le Pichon, Sur les traces de Gauguin, Paris, 1986, p. 260; p. 136, illustrated (titled L'Éveil du printemps and dated Early 1891)
Exh. Cat., Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Gauguin's Nirvana: Painters at Le Pouldu 1889–90, 2001, no. 81, p. 53, illustrated in color; note 133, p. 160, listed (titled Preparatory Drawing for the Loss of Virginity)