GAUGUIN, Paul
(b. 1848, Paris, d. 1903, Atuona, Hiva Oa, French Polynesia)

Tahitian Landscape

1891-93
Watercolour, 216 x 253 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This small painting was undoubtedly painted after nature. It was glued to page 179 of the manuscript of Gauguin's book "Noa-Noa." When in 1901 Gauguin settled in the Marquesas Islands, in the remote village of Atuona, he took it with him and used it as the background of one of his last compositions, the Women and a White Horse (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).




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