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Inscription

lower center in pen and brown ink: Gauguin / par lui meme

Provenance

Henri Mahaut, Cherbourg, purchased before World War I; Private Collection, USA; Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, 1967; gift to NGA 1991.

Exhibition History
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1988, p. XV-XVI (recto only).
Bibliography
2000
Jirat-Wasiutynski, Vojtech and Newton, H. Travers Jr. Technique and Meaning in the Paintings of Paul Gauguin. Cambridge, 2000: 50, fig. 17.