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

Crouching Tahitian Girl

c. 1892
Pencil, charcoal and pastel, 533 x 478 mm
Art Institute, Chicago

This drawing is a study for the painting "When Will You Marry?" now in the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel as a loan from a private collector. The figure returns later in several other compositions by Gauguin.

Gauguin's companion at Tahiti, Tehuráé, was the model of this drawing.

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