26 June 2002
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
signed 'P Go' (on the front of the base); numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'C.Valsuani Cire Perdue 1/12 ' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.)
Originally conceived in clay in 1889; this bronze version cast at a later date in an edition of 12 numbered casts
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C. Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, no. 88 (the wooden version illustrated p. 208).
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