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Hail Mary (Ia Orana Maria)

Artist:
Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands )
Date:
ca. 1893–95
Medium:
Fabricated charcoal, red chalk, and white pastel on formerly blue wove paper, mounted on millboard with strips of rose-colored wove paper along two edges
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (59.7 x 37.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Loula D. Lasker, New York City, 1961
Accession Number:
61.145.2
Not on view
Signature: Lower left: Au Comte de La Rochefoucauld / notre collaboration pour Le / Coeur / P. Gauguin.

Inscription: Lower left: Au Comte de La Rochefoucauld / notre collaboration pour Le / Coeur / P. Gauguin.
Count [Antoine] de La Rochefoucauld (French); Wildenstein & Co., Inc. (New York); Loula D. Lasker; Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Block (American); Donor: Bequest of Loula D. Lasker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings, Prints and Photographs: A Selection".

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, Chicago and New York, 1959," April 23, 1959–May 31, 1959.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections," June 18, 2002–October 20, 2002.

Tate Modern. "Paul Gauguin: Maker of Myth," September 30, 2010–January 16, 2011.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Paul Gauguin: Maker of Myth," February 27, 2011–June 5, 2011.

Rewald 1958.51; Pickvance 39
Charles Sterling, Margaretta M. Salinger French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3 vols., New York, 1955-1967, p. 172 (vol. 3).

John Rewald Gauguin Drawings. New York, London, 1958, cat. no. 51, ill.

Theodore Reff Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture. Ex. cat. Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959, cat. no. 99, p. 67.

John Richardson "Gauguin at Chicago and New York." Burlington Magazine. Vol. 101, No. 674, May 1959, 191.

Gauguin Catalogue. vol. 1, Paris, 1964, p. 168.

Ronald Pickvance The Drawings of Gauguin. London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, 1970, fig. no. pl. 59, p. 32, ill.

Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1987 - June 30, 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no.118, New York, 1988, p. 22.

Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhardt W. Kornfeld, Harold Joachim Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints. Bern, Switzerland, 1988, Rewald 51, 131.

Richard Brettell, Françoise Cachin, Claire Frèches-Thory, Charles F. Stuckey, Peter Zegers, Isabelle Cahn, Gloria Groom, Marla Prather The Art of Paul Gauguin. Ex. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 1-July 31, 1988; Art Institute of Chicago, Sept. 17-Dec. 11, 1988; Grand Palais, Paris, Jan. 10-Apr. 20, 1989. Washington, D.C., 1988, Footnote 25, mentions MMA drawing in Rewald 1958 (incorrect citation - gives no. 54 instead of 51), cat. no. 135, p. 246.

Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Charlotte Hale, Marjorie Shelley The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New York, 2002, cat. no. 57, fig. no. 87, pp. 85, 166, 173, 200, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 222, ill.

Gauguin: Maker of Myth. Exh. cat., Tate Modern, London, September 30-January 16, 2011, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 27-June 5, 2011. Belinda Thomson, and Tamar Garb, Princeton, NJ, 2010, cat. no. 70, 135, 140, 242, ill.



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