After Paul Gauguin (1832-1906)
After Paul Gauguin (1832-1906)

Idole à la coquille

Details
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
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).

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