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

Head of a Young Breton Woman

c. 1894
Pencil, red and black chalk, Indian ink, 224 x 200 mm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

The dating of this drawing is debated. Generally it is thought that it was executed during Gauguin's stay in Brittany in 1894, however, it also dated by others to 1889 based on the stylistic similarities with other drawings made in that year.




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