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Paul (1848) Gauguin (1848 - 1903)

Lot 118: PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION PAUL GAUGUIN 1848-1903 JEUNE TAHITIENNE

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June 21, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

watercolour and charcoal on paper laid down on card

To be included in the new edition of the Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Paul Gauguin being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
PROVENANCE

Sale: Crédit Municipal, Paris, 8th February 1962, lot 10
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
CATALOGUE NOTE

Gauguin's attraction to the freedom, wilderness and simplicity of life in the South Seas led him to Tahiti, which was far removed from France and Western artisitic traditions. Here, his art took on a boldness of line and colour. Forms in nature were flattened and simplified to create strong visual impact. The culture and people of Tahiti provided the basis for his art and Gauguin soon idealised the women of this society.

Dimensions

22.5 by 11cm., 8 7/8 by 4 3/8 in. (irregular)

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