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    Sale 12071

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1282

    After Paul Gauguin (1832-1906)

    Idole à la coquille

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Paul Gauguin (1832-1906)
    Idole à la coquille
    signed with initials 'PGO' (on the top); numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'J.H. C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the front)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 11 in. (27.8 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1890; this bronze version cast by 1961


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    (sold without original shell headpiece)

    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner, by 1995.


    Literature

    R. Rey, "Les bois sculptés de Paul Gauguin," Art et Décoration, vol. LIII, February 1928, p. 59 (original wood version illustrated).
    A. Alexandre, Paul Gauguin, Sa vie et le sens de son oeuvre, Paris, 1930, p. 273 (original wood version illustrated, p. 210).
    R. Puig, Paul Gauguin, G.D. de Monfreid et leurs amis, Perpignan, 1958, p. 40 (original wood version illustrated).
    C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, p. 226, no. 99 (original wood version illustrated; original wood version illustrated again in color, p. 99, pl. XIV).