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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903

Pastorales Martiniques



platemark: 18.5 × 22 cm (7 5/16 × 8 11/16 in.)
framed: 54.9 × 65.1 × 2.5 cm (21 5/8 × 25 5/8 × 1 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
The etched Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé was the first print by Paul Gauguin acquired by Arthur Ross, but a zincograph and three woodcuts followed soon afterward. The zincograph—essentially a lithograph on zinc rather than on stone—is the artist’s remembrance of a trip to Martinique in 1887; two of the prints are from the famed Noa Noa series of ten woodcuts, which evoke Gauguin’s experience in the South Seas from 1891 to 1893. All of these reflect the completely different life Gauguin found far from the civilization of Europe.
Made in France
19th century
Works on Paper - Prints

William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.