Lot 568

Bronze torso after Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Height: 30 cm.
Total height including wooden base: 40 cm.
Base diameter: 12.5 cm.
Signature on the left side of the torso.
Later re-casting.

Black patinated. Torso with the half-body of a well-fitting naked Tahitian woman with her hair tied at the back of her head; the left arm completely missing. Slightly rubbed.

Cf. Robert Goldwater, Paul Gauguin, Harry N. Abrams, Inc, Publishers, New York 1983, p. 35 (not 37, as a terracotta sculpture called "Torso of a Tahitian woman. 1893“).
Cf. Christopher Gray: Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore 1963, p. 252, no. 116 (as a clay figure, inscribed "Torso of a woman", height 30.5 cm, of which 10 copies in bronze exist by Valsuani. (12410816) (1) (18)