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Titre pour “Le Sourire”

ca. 1900
19th century
102 x 183 mm (4 x 7.2 in.)

Paul Gauguin, French, (1848–1903)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut on thin Japanese paper
State: Third of three states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: From an edition of 30 printed in Tahiti by the artist. These woodblocks were printed as the masthead for Gauguin’s newsletter “Le Sourire.” Gauguin first published “Le Sourire” in August 1899. His intention was to satirize smug European attitudes towards the indigenous people of Tahiti.
Marks: Signed with initials in pen and black ink: “PG”; numbered “23”
Bibliography: Marcel Guérin 76; Morgan, Kornfeld, & Joachim no. 69 iiia.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.5.1

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  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
  • exoticism - Interest in or adoption of the exotic. W
  • Imperialism - LC sh 85064628 and TGM:
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
  • South Pacific Ocean - TGN 7029385 (general region)

  • image Dimensions: 102 x 183 mm (4 x 7.2 in.)

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