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

Parau Hanohano (Terrifying Words)

Watercolour, 151 x 212 mm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

This work was a gift for Gauguin's first friend at Tahiti, the sailor Paulin Jénot. He painted also a large picture of the same subject, however, the composition was so much changed that there is no relation between the painting and the watercolour.

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