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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Paul Gauguin, French, 1848–1903

Parau Parau (Whispered Words)

1892

Oil on canvas

unframed: 77.1 x 96.5 cm (30 3/8 x 38 in.) framed: 98.5 x 118.3 cm (38 3/4 x 46 9/16 in.)
John Hay Whitney, B.A. 1926, Hon. 1956, Collection
1982.111.5
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Vente Gauguin, Paris, Hotel Drouot, June 18, 1895, no. 38; Paul Gauguin; A. Vollard, Paris; Galerie Tanner, Zurich; Marquis Maeda, Japan; New York art market. John Hay Whitney, to 1982; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 70–71, ill.

Albert Kostenevich, ed., Impressionism: Sensation and Inspiration: Highlights from the Hermitage, exh. cat. (Amsterdam: Museumshop Hermitage Amsterdam, 2012), 122, ill.

Frauke V. Josenhans et al., Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2017), 50, no. 1, ill.

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.