Paul Gauguin

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?



Paul Gauguin - Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
W 561

Literature
Torsten Gunnarsson (et al.), Impressionism and the north, Stockholm, 2002, p. 239
Elise Eckermann, Out of sight, out of mind? Paul Gauguin's struggle for recognition after his departure for the South Seas in 1895 in , Current Issues in 19th-Century Art, Zwolle; Amsterdam, 2007, pp 168-187, fig. 4
Joachim Pissarro, Pioneering modern painting, New York/London, 2005, fig. 1
Pierre Rosenberg, Only in America, Milano, 2006, pp. 204-205


Provenance

1898, sent by the artist in Tahiti to Georges Daniel de Monfreid (born 1856 - died 1929), Paris
consigned by Monfreid and his agent to Ambroise Vollard (born 1867 - died 1939), Paris
1901, sold by Vollard to Gabriel Frizeau (born 1870 - died 1938), Bordeaux
probably 1913, sold by Frizeau to the Galérie Barbazanges, Paris
before 1920, sold by Barbazanges to J. B. Stang, Oslo
1935, probably sold by Stang to Alfred Gold, Berlin and Paris
1936, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York
1936, sold by the Harriman Gallery to the MFA

External links

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Accession number 36.270

Other works by Paul Gauguin


Paul Gauguin French Landscape
French Landscape
1885

Paul Gauguin Christ on the Mount of Olives
Christ on the Mount of Olives
1889

Paul Gauguin Roses and Statuette
Roses and Statuette
1890

Paul Gauguin The Mango Trees, Martinique
The Mango Trees, Martinique
1887

Paul Gauguin
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
1897
139.1 x 374.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, upper right: P. Gauguin / 1897
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund