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lower right: P. Gauguin. 90-

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Purchased 1890 by Octave Maus [1856-1919], Brussels; by inheritance to his wife Madeleine Maus, Brussels, until c. 1945; by inheritance to Paul Fierens [1895-1957], Brussels, by 1947;[1] his widow; sold 1957 to (Wildenstein & Co., London, New York and Paris);[2] sold 1957 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1904
La Libre Esthétique, Brussels, 1904, no. 49.
1922
Les Maîtres de l'Impressionnisme et leur temps, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts de Belguique, 1922, no. 18.
1928
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903. Kunsthalle, Basel, 1928, no. 69.
1928
Paul Gauguin, Galerie Thannhauser, Berlin, 1928, no. 48.
1947
Exposition de l’Art Vivant dans les Collections Privées Belges, Galerie Georges Giroux, Bruxelles, 2 – 19 June 1947, no. 33.
1949
Gauguin: Exposition du Centenaire, Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1949, no.22.
1949
Paul Gauguin, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1949-1950, no 39.
1959
Masterpieces of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Painting, National Gallery of Art, 1959, unnumbered catalogue, repro., as Brittany Landscape
1960
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni: An Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1960, no. 72, repro.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 125, 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. 109.
1989
Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossli, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad and the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1989
1998
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany, 1998, no. 6, repro.
2001
Gauguin's Nirvana: Painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 2001, no. 12, fig. 60, as The Valley of Kerzellec, Le Pouldu.
2009
Meijer de Haan, le maître caché [A Master Revealed: Meijer de Haan], Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quimper, 2009-2010, no. 104, repro.

Bibliography

1964
Wildenstein, Georges. Gauguin. Paris, 1964: no. 398.
1966
Goldwater, Robert. "The Glory that was France." Art News 65 (March 1966): 49, repro.
1966
Kuh, Katherine. "Golden Loans for a Silver Anniversary." Saturday Review (19 March 1966): repro. p. 48.
1966
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): 431, repro.
1972
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Milan, 1972, no. 233, repro.
1981
Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Milan, 1981, no. 233, repro.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 170, repro.
1993
Thomson, Belinda, ed. Gauguin by Himself. New York, 1993: no. 306, repro.
2000
_Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne. Exh. cat. Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 2000:92, repro.

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