Paul Gauguin

Parau na te Varua no (Words of the Devil)



Paul Gauguin - Parau na te Varua no (Words of the Devil)

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 785


Provenance

Gauguin sale, Paris, 18 February 1895, nr. 10, bought in
with Ambroise Vollard (1867-1939), Paris
sold on 30 May 1906, for 4000 francs, to Alexandre Berthier, 4th Prince de Wagram (1883-1918)
returned possibly due to non-settlement of bill to Vollard, stock nr. 5453, by 1910
Millet, Paris
Phileas Pluckett, Manchester, England
Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris
sold 1930 to Marie N. Harriman (1903-1970) and W. Averell Harriman (1891-1986), New York
the W. Averell Harriman Foundation, New York
gift 1972 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1972.9.12

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Paul Gauguin La Belle Angle
La Belle Angle
1889

Paul Gauguin Tahitian Woman and Boy
Tahitian Woman and Boy
1899

Paul Gauguin Sunflowers on an Armchair
Sunflowers on an Armchair
1901

Paul Gauguin Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
1889

Paul Gauguin
Parau na te Varua no (Words of the Devil)
1892
91.7 x 68.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: P Gauguin 92 / Parau na te Varua ino
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman