National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil) Paul Gauguin (artist)
French, 1848 - 1903
Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil), 1892
oil on canvas
overall: 91.7 x 68.5 cm (36 1/8 x 26 15/16 in.) framed: 116.8 x 94 x 10.1 cm (46 x 37 x 4 in.)
Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman
1972.9.12
Not on View
From the Tour: Paul Gauguin
Object 5 of 8

Exhibition History

1893
Exposition d'Oeuvres récentes de Paul Gauguin, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1893, no. 10, as Parua no Varua Ino (Paroles du Diablo)
1894
La Première Exposition à Bruxelles, La Libre Esthétique, Brussels, 1894, no. 192, as Paroles du diable "Parau nate Vanua ino"
1910
Manet and the Post-Impressionists, Grafton Galleries, London, 1910-1911, no. 43, as L'Esprit du mal
1913
International Exhibition of Modern Art [The Armory Show], Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Armory of the Sixty-Ninth Infantry, New York, 1913, no. 175; Art Institute of Chicago, no. 138; Copley Society of Boston, Copley Hall, no. 55.
1922
Exposition d'Oeuvres de Grandes Mâitres du Dix-Neuvième Siècle, Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1922, no. 41
1928
Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, 1928, no. 2297, as L'éveil de la pudeur
1930
Opening Exhibition, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1930, exhibition pamphlet, no. 11
1931
Old and Modern Masters in the New York Art Market from the collections of Leading New York Dealers, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, New York, 1931, no. 57, as Paroles du Diablo
1932
French Painting, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 4-16 April, 1932, no cat.
1933
A Century of Progress. The Art Institute of Chicago, 1933, no. 352, as At the Edge of the Forest (Parau Na Te Varua Ino)
1934
Exhibition of French Painting from the Fifteenth Centiry to the Present Day, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1934, no. 102, repro., as At the Edge of the Forest
1935
One Hundred Years French Painting 1820-1920, The William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and The Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO, 1935, no. 28, as At the Edge of the Forest (Parau na te Varu [sic] ino)
1935
The Post Impressionists, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1935, no cat., as At the Edge of the Forest
1936
Cezanne - Gauguin. The Toledo Museum of Art, 1936, no. 5, repro., as Edge of the Forest, Parau na te Varua ino.
1936
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1936, no. 15, as At the Edge of the Forest, Parau na te Varua ino
1936
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1936, no. 24, as At the Edge of the Forest, Parau na te Varua ino
1936
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, A Retrospective Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of Les Amis de Paul Gauguin and The Penn Normal Industrial and Agricultural School, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1936, no. 26, as At the Edge of the Forest, Parau...
1936
Paul Gauguin Exhibition of Paintings and Prints, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1936, no. 16, repro., as At the Edge of the Forest (Parau na te Varua ino)
1938
Relationships between French Literature and Painting in the Nineteenth Century, The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, 1938, no. 15, as At the Edge of the Forest.
1939
Classics of the Nude - for the Benefit of the Lisa Day Nursery, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1939, no. 30, as At the Edge of the Forest (Parua no te varua ino.)
1939
Modern French Masters, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1939, no. 5
1940
Origins of Modern Art, The Arts Club of Chicago, 1940, no. 57, as At the Edge of the Forest
1941
Aspects of French Painting from Cezanne to Picasso, Los Angeles County Museum, 1941, no. 21, repro., as Paroles du diable
1950
Gauguin: Exposition du Centenaire, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 1950, no. 21
1950
Paul Gauguin zum 100. Geburtsjahr, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1950, no. 47, as Paroles du diable
1954
Paul Gauguin, His Place in the Meeting of East and West, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, 1954, no. 24, repro., as Paroles du diable
1955
Albany Institute of History and Art, 1955, no cat.
1956
A Loan Exhibition, Nude in Painting - For the Benefit of Recording for the Blind, Inc., Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1956, no. 36, repro.
1956
French Painting of the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1956, unnumbered checklist, repro., as PAroles du diable
1956
Loan Exhibition - Gauguin - For the Benefit of The Citizens' Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., Wildenstein & Co., 1956, no. 32, repro.
1959
Gauguin, Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959, no. 42, repro.
1961
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 25
1963
1913 Armory Show - 50th Anniversary, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Armory of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, NY, 1963 [shown in Utica only]
1973
Dimensions of Polynesia, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1973, no. XII.6, repro., as Parua na te varua ino, Words from the Evil Spirit
1977
Paris - New York, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1977, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1980
Post-Impressionism: Cross-Currents in European and American Painting 1880-1906, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980, not in cat.
1986
Capolavori Impressionisti dei Musei Americani, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1986-1987, no. 20, repro.
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago; Grand Palais, Paris, 1988-1989, no. 147, repro.
1989
Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossli, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad and the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1989, no. 27, repro.
1995
Lost Paradise: Symbolist Europe, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1995, no. 132, ill. no. 107.
1998
Paul Gauguin: Das verlorene Paradies, Museum Folkwang Essen; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1998-1999, no. 23, repro.
1998
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, 1998, no. 39, repro.
1999
Loan to display with permanent collection, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 1999.
2000
Art Nouveau, 1890-1914, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2000-2001, no. 123 (shown only in Washington).
2003
Gauguin-Tahiti, L'atelier des tropiques, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003-2004, no. 89, repro.
2007
Il Simbolismo: Da Moreau a Gauguin a Klimt, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, 2007, no. 20, repro.
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 101, repro.

Full Screen Image
Artist Information
Bibliography
Inscription
Narratives
Provenance

«back to gallery»continue tour