Zinc lithograph on simili Japan 18.5 x 22.2 cm (32.7 x 41.8 cm) Framed under glass. Signed and dated on the zinc plate. One of circa 50 unnumbered proofs on this paper. 2nd edition published after 1900 by Ambroise Vollard. - The paper minimally browned.
Beautiful and rare sheet. Gauguin created it in Paris in 1889 in reference to his drawings that originated during his travels to Martinique (1887). The sheet belongs to a series of a total of 10 zinc lithographs which were printed by Edouard Ancourt in an edition of 30 to 50. Gauguin left the zinc plates to his friend Émile Schuffenecker who later sold them to Ambroise Vollard. Vollard printed the present 2nd edition on Japan paper (cf. Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhard Kornfeld, Harold Joachim: Paul Gauguin, Catalogue raisonné of his Prints, Bern 1988, p. 11 and 17).
Mongan/Kornfeld/Joachim 6 B (of B); Guérin 9