Inscription

lower left: Paul Gauguin / 98 / TE PAPE NAVE NAVE

Provenance

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 Block [1904-1981], Chicago,[2] until at least 1964.[3] Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, VA, by 1966;[4] gift 1973 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1927
Classics of Modern Painting, De Hauke & Co, New York, 1927, repro in unnumbered catalogue.
1935
Quelques Tableaux d'Ingres à Gauguin, Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris,1935, no. 7, repro.
1948
A Loan Exhibition of Six Masters of Post-Impressionism, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1948, no. 18, repro.
1956
Loan Exhibition, Gauguin, for the Benefit of the Citizen's Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., Wildenstein Galleries, New York, 1956, no. 48, repro.
1959
Gauguin, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959, no. 63.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 127, repro
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago; Grand Palais, Paris, 1988-1989, no. 227, repro.
1989
Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossli, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad and the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1989
1996
The Collection Reviewed: Hina and Her Attendants by Paul Gauguin, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 1996-1997, no cat.
1998
Paul Gauguin: Das verlorene Paradies, Museum Folkwang Essen; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1998-1999, no. 45, repro. (shown only in Berlin).
1999
The Artist and the Camera: Degas to Picasso, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, 1999-2000, no. 132, repro.
2003
Gauguin-Tahiti, L'atelier des tropiques, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003-2004, no. 149, repro.
2007
Paul Gauguin: Artist of Myth and Dream, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 2007-2008, no. 107, repro.
2009
Paul Gauguin, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo, 2009, no. 48, repro.
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 86, repro.
2012
Gauguin Y El Viaje A Lo Exótico, Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2012-2013, no. 15, repro.
Bibliography
1919
L'Art Moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrfoi. Paris, 1919: pl. 50.
1930
Alexandre, Arsène. Paul Gauguin: Sa vie et le Sens de son Oeuvre. Paris, 1930:repro. 240.
1949
Leymarie, J. Gauguin: Exposition du Centenaire. Exh. Cat. Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1949:61.
1950
Dovski, Lee van. Paul Gauguin, oder, Die Flucht vor der Zivilisation. Bern, 1950: 352.
1953
Dorra, H. "The First Eves in Gauguin's Garden." Gazette des Beaux-Arts XLI (March 1953):201.
1956
Wildenstein, Georges. "L'Idéologie et l'Esthétique dans deux tableaux-clés de Gauguin." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6e périod,47 (jan-april 1956):147, repro.
1964
Wildenstein, Georges. Gauguin. Paris, 1964: no. 568.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966: repro. no. 127.
1967
Danielsson, Bengt. "Gauguin's Tahitian Titles." The Burlington Magazine 109, no. 769 (April 1967):233.
1972
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'ouevre peint de Gauguin. Milan, 1972:no. 391, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 148, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: repro. 528.
1981
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Paris, 1981: no. 391, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 524, no. 786, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 170, repro.
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988: 419-420.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 277, 280, color repro.
1993
Christensen, Carol. "The Painting Materials and Technique of Paul Gauguin." Studies in the History of Art 41 (1993): 80, repro. no. 12.
2015
Jakobi, Marianne. Gauguin, Signac: la genèse du titre contemporain. Paris, 2015: repro. 187.
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