Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Femme nue

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Femme nue
pastel on yellow paper laid down on paper
24¼ x 19 7/8 in. (61.6 x 50.5 cm.)
Drawn in 1888-1889
Olivier Sainsère, Paris.
Private collection, Paris (by descent from the above).
C. Morice, Paul Gauguin, Paris, 1919 (illustrated, n.p.).
G. Wildenstein, Gauguin, Paris, 1964, p. 129 (cited under no. 335).
D.E. Gordon, Modern Art Exhibitions 1900-1916, Selected Catalogue Documentation, Munich, 1974, vol. II, p. 173.
V. Jirat-Wasiutynski and H.T. Newton, Jr., Technique and Meaning in the Paintings of Paul Gauguin, New York, 2000, pp. 142, 144 and 244 (illustrated, p. 143, fig. 71).
B. Welsh-Ovcharov, "Paul Gauguin's Third Visit to Brittany, June 1889-November 1890," Gauguin's Nirvana, Painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90, exh. cat., Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, 2001, p. 22 (illustrated, fig. 16).
P. Sanchez, Dictionnaire du Salon d'Automne, répertoire des exposants et liste des oeuvres présentées, 1903-1940, Dijon, 2006, vol. II, p. 580.
Paris, Grand Palais, Salon d'Automne, Oeuvres de Gauguin, October-November 1906, no. 194.

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The Wildenstein Institute will include this work in their forthcoming Gauguin catalogue critique.

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