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Inscription

in relief on self-base near left foot: P Gauguin; glued to rear of base, a scalloped paper disc stamped in ink: DOUANE / PARIS / CENTRALE

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Provenance

On consignment from the artist at (Boussod-Valadon, Paris), late 1890.[1] Michel Manzi [1849-1915], Paris, by 1893?;[2] (his estate sale, Galerie Manzi, Joyant & Cie., Paris, 13-14 March 1919, 2nd day, no. 239).[3] Walther Halvorsen [1887-1972], Norway, 1921.[4] H. d'Oelsnitz, Paris, by 1928.[5] (Galerie Le Portique, Paris), by 1929.[6] Georges Pécout, Paris, by 1964.[7] (Galerie Beyeler, Basel);[8] purchased October 1970 by NGA.

Exhibition History

1891
Les XX, huitiéme exposition annuelle, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, 1891, no. 3, as Statue émaillée (grès).
1893
Possibly Exposition Paul Gauguin, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1893, no. 45, as La Femme Noire.
1928
Gauguin: Sculpteur et Graveur, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 1928, no. 32, as Jeune femme nue, debout.
1960
Cent oeuvres de Gauguin, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 1960, no. 131, as Noa-Noa.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago; Galeries nationale du Grand Palais, Paris, 1988-1989, no. 104, color repro. (shown only in Washington).
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 96, repro. (shown only in Washington).

Bibliography

1906
Rotonchamp, Jean de. [pseud. of Louis Brouillon]. Paul Gauguin 1848-1903. Weimar, 1906: 69.
1929
Barth, Wilhelm. "Eine unbekannte Plastik von Gauguin." Das Kunstblatt 13 (June 1929): 182-183, repro.
1944
Berryer, Anne-Marie. "A propos d'un vase de Chaplet décoré par Gauguin." Bulletin des Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire 3rd ser., 16, 1-2 (January-April 1944): 24, fig. 29, as Tahitienne debout.
1953
Dorra, Henri. "The First Eves in Gauguin's Eden." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 6th per., 41 (March 1953): 189-202.
1963
Gray, Christopher. Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin. Baltimore, 1963: 214-215, no. 92, repro.
1964
Bodelsen, Merete. Gauguin's Ceramics. London, 1964: 138, 235, no. 55, fig. 93.
1979
Alhadeff, Albert. "Minne and Gauguin in Brussels: An Unexplored Encounter." In H.W. Janson, ed. Sculptura nei XIX Secolo. Bologna, 1979: 178 n. 21, 180-181, fig. 171.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 646, no. 1023, repro.
1988
Frèches-Thory, Claire. "The Art of Paul Gauguin." In The Art of Paul of Gauguin. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. Washington, D.C., 1988: 183-184, color repro.
1994
_Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 96, repro.
2000
_Art Nouveau, 1890-1914. Exh. cat. Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. London, 2000: no. 122 (not in exh.).
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 239-245, color repro.

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