Paul Gauguin

Parau na te Varua ïno (Words of the Devil)



Paul Gauguin - Parau na te Varua ïno (Words of the Devil)

Literature

Collection catalogues
Diane Kelder, French impressionists, from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., New York, 1980, pp. 106-107
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 Breton Women and Cow
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Paul Gauguin Loss of Virginity
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Paul Gauguin Breton Village in the Snow
Breton Village in the Snow
1894

Paul Gauguin La Belle Angèle
La Belle Angèle
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Paul Gauguin
Parau na te Varua ïno (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