New York, East
8 May 2001
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
signed with initials, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'P.G. 18/20 CIRE VALSUANI PERDUE' (bottom left), and titled 'La Hina' (bottom center)
bronze with brown patina
13¾ x 5 x 2¼ in. (35 x 12.7 x 5.6 cm.)
Conceived circa 1893; this bronze version cast at a later date
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 1 November 1978, lot 81.
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C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, no.97, p. 223 (original wood sculpture illustrated).
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class