France/Italy, 1880; posthumous cast from 1975
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) – French painter, whose postimpressionist work strongly influenced the Nabis and Symbolism
On the plinth signed in cast ‘P. Gauguin’ verso numbered ‘436’ and dated ‘1975’
Edition by Euro Art, Bologna, with the edition’s certificate
Catalogue raisonné: Cf. Gray 4 II
Height: 26.4 cm; overall height (incl. base): 30 cm
Very good condition
A posthumous cast after the original model, which Paul Gauguin created in 1880
The wax model of ‘La Petite Parisienne’ was created by Paul Gauguin in 1880. The first posthumous casts were commissioned by the important editor and art dealer in Paris, Ambroise Vollard; the number of the casts is unknown. The present new posthumous cast was edited by Euro Art, Bologna in 1975.
Christopher Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, no. 4, illustrations of the wood and another bronze example pp. 112-3
The bronze sculpture is in very good condition. It measures 26.4 cm, the overall height is 30 cm including the marble base.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
The French artist was raised in Peru and returned to France in 1853. After a bourgeois life as a stock broker Gauguin devoted himself to art in 1882. Soon the renowned Impressionists were his close friends as well as Vincent van Gogh. Besides paintings he also created woodcuts, wood carvings and ceramic pieces. It is to a large part the South Sea inspired motifs that gained him international recognition. Gauguin is regarded a postimpressionist, whose works influenced the Nabis as well as Symbolism. In addition, Gauguin was a co-founder of the French art movement Synthetism. Later he got increasingly involved with Expressionism and is seen as one of its pioneers. (tm)
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