3 May 2006
PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903)
Nave Nave Fenua (Fragrant Isle) (M., K., J. 14)
woodcut in colors, 1893-4, on heavy Japon, M., K., J.'s state IVc (of IVd), from the edition of about 25 or 30, a very fine impression of this rare woodcut printed by Louis Roy, the sheet toned, minor surface soiling, pale mat staining, a 2-in. horizontal softly rubbed line (an intentional printing technique of Gauguin's), a few pale foxmarks visible in the yellow, otherwise in good condition, framed
B. 14 1/16 x 8 1/8 in. (357 x 206 mm.)
S. 15 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (397 x 248 mm.)
Private American Collection.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc., Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1973.
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