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
W 561

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

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Other works by Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Sleeping Child
Sleeping Child
1884

Paul Gauguin The Seed of the Arioi
The Seed of the Arioi
1892

Paul Gauguin Young Breton Bathers
Young Breton Bathers
1886

Paul Gauguin Young Wrestlers - Brittany
Young Wrestlers - Brittany
1888

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