Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903
Pleasures of Brittany, from Dix zincographies, 1889
National Gallery of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Fund

A zincograph is printed from a zinc plate rather than a lithographic stone. Paul Gauguin's album "Ten Zincographs" was first exhibited at the Café Volpini on the grounds of the 1889 Paris World's Fair. The artist's striking use of black ink on bright yellow paper probably inspired Bonnard to employ the same scheme for his 1891 poster for France-Champagne.

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