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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    After Paul Gauguin (French, 1832-1906)

    Hina

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Paul Gauguin (French, 1832-1906)
    Hina
    signed with initials 'PGO' (on the top); numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'J-H VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    14 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (36.5 x 13 x 10.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1892 and cast circa 1959.


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    The original work, carved from tamanu wood, was owned by Mme. Huc de Monfreid who, in 1959, authorized Valsuani to cast a bronze version of the work in an edition of six, plus six monogrammed casts; AS, SC, JB, JH, AM, AH.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner, by 1995.


    Literature

    R. Rey, “Les bois sculptés de Paul Gaguguin” in Art et Décoration, 1928, pp.57-63, no. LIII (the original wood carving illustrated, p. 63).
    A. Alexandre, Paul Gauguin: Sa vie et le sens de son oeuvre, Paris, 1930 (the original wood carving illustrated).
    R. Puig, Paul Gauguin, G.D. de Monfreid et leurs amis, Perpignan, 1958, p. 42 no. 9 (the original wood carving illustrated).
    C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, no. 95 (the original wood carving illustrated, p. 221).