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Provenance

Marie Henry, Le Pouldu [1859-1945];[1] her daughter, Madame Ida Cochennec [b. 1891];[2] possibly Madame Lenoble, Paris;[3] (Etienne Bignou, Paris and New York), by 1928;[4] Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York, by February 1956;[5] bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1919
Possibly Paul Gauguin: Exposition d'Oeuvres inconnues, Galerie Barbazanges, Paris, 1919, no. 29, as Les Sabots de Gauguin.
1923
Possibly Exposition rétrospective de Paul Gauguin, Galerie L. Dru, Paris, 1923, no. 62.
1928
Gauguin, Sculpteur et Graveur, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 1928, no. 27.
1956
Loan Exhibition. Gauguin. For the benefit of the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., Wildenstein and Company, New York, 1956, no. 104.
1956
Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1956, no. 29, as Wooden Sabots.
1959
Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959, no. 117, as Wooden Shoes, Carved and Painted.
1960
Paul Gauguin, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1960, no. 142, repro., as Holzschuhe.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1981
Gauguin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 1981-1982, no. 2, repro.
1989
Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossii [Gauguin], The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 1989, not in cat.
1992
Gauguin et Ses Amis Peintres, Yokohama Museum of Art; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1992, no. 12, repro.
2000
Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne, Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 2000, no. 42, repro.
2010
Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 50, repro.
Bibliography
1906
Rotonchamp, Jean de [pseud. of Louis Brouillon]. Paul Gauguin 1848-1903. Weimar, 1906.
1959
Malingue, Maurice. "Du nouveau sur Gauguin." L'Oeil 55-56 (July-August 1959): 37-38.
1963
Gray, Christopher. Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin. Baltimore, 1963: 200, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 146, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 157.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 139, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 96, repro.
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: 236-239, color repro.
2010
Bailey, Martin. "Gauguin's clogs." The Burlington Magazine 152, no. 1289 (August 2010): 540-543, fig. 42.