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Inscription

lower right verso in graphite: P. Gauguin; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: Gauguin

Provenance

1 of 10 drawings sent by Gauguin to (Ambroise Vollard [1867-1939], Paris) in 1900; Gustave Fayet [1865-1925], Paris; Mme. Huguette Berès; (sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 March 1966, no. 36); (P & D Colnaghi, London); purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1995.



Exhibition History
1903
Exposition Paul Gauguin. Galerie Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1903, no.10 or 14 (as Tahitiennes).
1906
Salon d'Automne, 4me exposition: Oeuvres de Gauguin. Grand Palais, Paris, 1906, no. 43 (as Deux Tahitiennes).
1973
Gauguin: Monotypes. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1973, no. 64.
1988
The Art of Paul Gauguin. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and tour (Washington and Chicago only), 1988-1989, no. 247 (recto and verso repr.).
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
2003
"Gauguin-Tahiti, L'atelier des tropiques", Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,2003-2004, no. 174 (Eng. cat. no. P.218)(exh. in Boston only).
Bibliography
1973
Field, Richard S. Paul Gauguin Monotypes. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973.