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Reworked Study for Te nave nave fenua (The Delightful Land) (recto); Crouching Seated Figure, and Head of a Woman (verso)

Photo Credit: Richard Sanders, Des Moines

Reworked Study for Te nave nave fenua (The Delightful Land) (recto); Crouching Seated Figure, and Head of a Woman (verso)

Alternate Title:
Standing Tahitian Nude (Eve)
Artist: Paul Gauguin (French, 1848 - 1903)
Date: 1892, reworked ca. 1894
Medium: Charcoal and pastel drawing
Dimensions:
Frame: 53 × 34 × 1 1/2 in. (134.6 × 86.4 × 3.8 cm.)
Image: 37 × 18 3/4 in. (94 × 47.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of John and Elizabeth Bates Cowles, 1958.76
Accession number: 1958.76
Classification: work on paper
Copyright:Public Domain
SignedP. Go 92 (l,r)
Exhibition History"Commitment, Community and Controversy: The Des Moines Art Center Collections," Des Moines Art Center, Jan. 24, 1998 - May 10, 1998

"From Body to Being: Reflections on the Human Image," Des Moines Art Center, Feb. 1 - May 4, 1997

"Selected Cowles Family Gifts to the Permanent Collection," Des Moines Art Center, July 30 - Sept. 11, 1994

"The Art of Paul Gauguin," Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. & Art Institute of Chicago, (circulated to: National Gallery of Art, May 1 - July 31, 1988; Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 17 - Dec. 11, 1988; The Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Jan. 10 - Apr. 20, 1989)

"Highlights from Three Collections: The Bohen, Coffin and Cowles Collections," Des Moines Art Center, July 8 - Sept. 11, 1983

"The Nineteenth Century: One Hundred Twenty-five Master Drawings," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Apr. 1962

"Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture," Chicago Art Institute, Mar. 1959; Metropolitan Musuem of Art, May 1959

"Gauguin" The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL, Feb. 4 - Mar. 4, 1956

"Masterworks of French Art," Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 1928

"Masterworks of French Art," Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 1927

"De Delacroix a Gauguin," Musee de Grenoble, 2018, p.233, fig.115.3


Published ReferencesCharles Morice, PAUL GAUGUIN, Paris, 1920, ill. p.72

"Masterworks of French Art," Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 1927, exh. cat. no.105

"Masterworks of French Art," Galerien Thannhauser, Berlin, 1928, exh. cat. no.139

Arsene Alexandre, PAUL GAUGUIN, SA VIE ET LE SENS DE SON OEUVER, Paris, 1930, ill. p.255

Maurice Malingue, ed., LETTRES DE GAUGUIN A SA FEMME ET A SES AMIS, Paris, 1946, ill. p.134

John Rewald, GAUGUIN DRAWINGS, New York and London, 1958, ill. no.56, p. 30 (related drawing pl. no.60)

DMAC Bulletin, July 1959, ill.

DES MOINES REGISTER, Feb. 11, 1959, ill.

"A Double Masterwork," LIFE MAGAZINE, Mar. 9, 1959, pp.91 & 92, ill.

"De Delacroix a Gauguin," Musee de Grenoble, 2018, p.233, fig.115.3

DES MOINES REGISTER, June 28, 1959, ill.

"Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture," Chicago Art Institute, IL & Metropolitan Museum of Art, N. Y., 1959, exh. cat. no.104, p.68

"The Nineteenth Century: One Hundred Twenty-five Master Drawings," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1962, exh. cat. no.45

Daniel M. Mendelowitz, DRAWING, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., N. Y., 1967, ill. p.192

Ronald Pickvance, THE DRAWINGS OF GAUGUIN, Hamlyn House, Feltham, Middlesex, England), 1970, ill. p.32, pl.61 (related drawing pl. no.62)

DMAC Appointment Calendar, 1972, color ill.

GAUGIN, from the 36-volume series DRAWINGS OF THE GREAT MASTERS, Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, 1979, b/w ill. back cover, b/w ill. p.29 (full page)

DMAC Bulletin, July/Aug. 1983, ill.

Ziva Amishai-Maisels, GAUGUIN'S RELIGIOUS THEMES, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London, 1985, section: "Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts," ref. no.71, p.532, b/w ill. no.71 (not paginated)

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, 1985, ref. pp.71 & 72, color ill. pl.X, p.106

Vojtech Jirat-Wasiutynski, "Decorative Fragments: Paul Gauguin's Presentation of His Own Drawings," in HISTORIC FRAMING AND PRESENTATION OF WATERCOLOURS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS, Institute of Paper Conservation, June, 1996, pp.51-57, (p.55, fig.4 (recto), fig.5, (verso))

DMAC News, Mar./Apr. 1996, p.2

AN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. p.116, color ill. p.117

Dorothy Kosinski, THE ARTIST AND THE CAMERA: DEGAS TO PICASSO, The Dallas Museum of Art, TX, 1999, color ill. p.130

Vojtech Jirat-Wasiutyenski and H. Travers Newton Jr., TECHNIQUE AND MEANING IN THE PAINTINGS OF PAUL GAUGUIN, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp.181-183, repr. p.182, fig.89 (recto), repr. p.183, fig.90 (verso)

George T. M. Shackelford and Claire Freches-Thory, "Gauguin Tahiti", MFA Publications, 2004, pgs. 38, 351.

"Letters from John Cowles to his Family; 1943-1976: 1947", edited ny Elizabeth Ballantine, Durango Herald Press, 2004, cover image

"Paul Gauguin", edited by Raphaël Bouvier and Martin Schwander for the Foundation Beyeler, Beyeler Museum, 2015, color ill. of verso image, pg 172.


























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