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Lot 358

Etching attrib. Paul Gauguin, La Femme aux Figues

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Attributed to Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) etching on Arches laid paper depicting a woman seated at a table with figs, a bowl, and a cloth before a distant landscape at right, entitled Le Femme aux Figues (Woman with Figs), 1894. Third state, from the reduced, canceled plate with the cancellation crosses uninked or burnished out. Inscribed in pencil to verso "21381.001 Gauguin La Marchande de Figues." Refs.: Guerin 88; Kornfeld 25 iii/iii. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame with cream mat and French line. Sheet: 19" H x 25" W. Frame: 25 11/16" H x 31 11/16" W. Note: "This controversial print has been assigned to [Armond] Seguin, to Gauguin, and even to a collaboration of both artists. Until there is more proof, no definite attribution can be made, but present evidence favors Gauguin as the artist, with possible technical assistance provided by Seguin." Source: Caroline Boyle-Turner, The Prints of the Pont-Aven School: Gauguin and His Circle in Brittany, exh. cat., Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1986, pp. 114-115.

PROVENANCE: The Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, Tennessee.


A well-inked impression in very good condition, with wide margins.

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