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PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903) Léda - plate project Zincography on paper coloured in yellow, cut out and pasted on a sheet probably to be used as a cover for the series of Ten Zincographies.Rare proof with colour highlights, mention of the title and artist's name in brown ink at the bottom. Small misses and accidents, slight scratches. The support on the back has turned brown and is stretched with brown paper strips on the edges. The work has been recently restored (see attached conservator's report). 220 x 204 mm; Sheet: 310 x 250 mmProvenanceCollection Georges Dorival Sociétaire de la Comédie Française Then by descent to the present owner BibliographyMongan, Kornfeld and Joachim 1b. Guérin 1. Exhibition Gauguin et l'École de Pont-Aven, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1989, p. 18 and 19 NotesAt the 1889 World's Fair, artists such as Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Charles Laval, Louis Anquetin, Emile Schuffenecker, Louis Roy, Georges Daniel (de Monfreid) presented their works for the first time at the "Exposition de Peintures du Groupe Impressioniste et Synthétiste" at the Café Volpini, including an album that could be Paul Gauguin's "Dessins lithographiques" and Emile Bernard's "Bretonneries". These two collections take place in a period of revival of the original print in France between 1880 and 1890 with the foundation of l'Estampe Originale dedicated to publishing a small number of original prints, the publication of collectors' manuals and the creation of artists' societies including the Société des peintres -graveurs founded by Bracquemond in 1889. All of them seek to restore the nobility of this art and to reach a large public, which Gauguin explains in a letter to Vincent van Gogh of 20 January 1889: "I have begun a series of lithographs to be published in order to make myself known. It is moreover according to the advice and under the auspices of your brother". We note that th

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