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image of Te Pape Nave Nave (Delectable Waters) Paul Gauguin (artist)
French, 1848 - 1903
Te Pape Nave Nave (Delectable Waters), 1898
oil on canvas
overall: 74 x 95.3 cm (29 1/8 x 37 1/2 in.) framed: 90.8 x 111.4 cm (35 3/4 x 43 7/8 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
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From the Tour: Paul Gauguin
Object 8 of 8


The private collection of Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by 1919 until at least 1935.[1] Acquired 1947 by (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York and Paris); sold 1947 to Leigh B. [1905-1987] and Mary Lasker [1904-1981], Chicago,[2] until at least 1964.[3] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, VA, by 1966;[4] gift 1973 to NGA.

[1] Published in Bernheim-Jeune's L'Art Moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois in 1919. Lent by Bernheim-Jeune to The Classics of Modern Paintings, De Hauke & Co., New York, 1927. Also published by Bernheim-Jeune in Arsène Alexandre, Paul Gauguin, sa vie et le sens de son oeuvre in 1930, and published in Bernheim-Jeune's 1935 catalogue, Quelques tableaux d'Ingres à Gauguin, no. 7, reproduced.

[2] See letter dated 18 June 1999 from Wildenstein & Co., in NGA curatorial files.

[3] Published as Block collection in Wildenstein's 1964 catalogue raisonné. It was not included in the 20 May 1981 sale of the Block collection held at Sotheby's, New York.

[4] Exhibited with Paul Mellon Collection at the National Gallery of Art in 1966.

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