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("Leda") Design for a Plate: Shame on Those Who Evil Think (Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense) ; cover illustration for the "Volpini Suite" entitled Lithographic Drawings (Dessins lithographiques)

Series/Portfolio:
Dessins lithographiques: suite of ten lithographs on zinc, sometimes called "the Volpini Suite" because they were shown " sur demande" "dans le local de M. Volpini au Champ-de-Mars" during the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (probably beginning June 10, the opening at Volpini's of L'Exposition de Peintures du Groupe Impressionniste et Synthétiste"
Artist:
Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands)
Date:
1889
Medium:
Zincograph, colored by hand with watercolor and gouache on chrome yellow wove paper; mounted on marbled paper applied to millboard (cover of print portfolio, trimmed)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 15/16 x 10 3/16 in. (30.4 x 25.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.82.2(1)
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite below image: Dessins lithographiques / Paul Gauguin; inscribed in plate, printed in reverse: homis (sic) soit qui mal y pense. PGO / Projet d'asiet (sic) 89
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. "Prints by Paul Gauguin," February 23, 1971–April 18, 1971.

Van Gogh Museum. "Theo van Gogh, 1857-1891: Art Dealer, Collector, and Brother of Vincent," June 24, 1999–September 5, 1999.

Musée d'Orsay. "Theo van Gogh, 1857-1891: Art Dealer, Collector, and Brother of Vincent," September 27, 1999–January 9, 2000.

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

Princeton University Art Museum. "Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints," September 25, 2010–January 2, 2011.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," June 13, 2011–September 18, 2011.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Gauguin: Metamorphoses," March 8, 2014–June 8, 2014.

Guérin 1; Mongan/Kornfeld 1A.a; Washington, Chicago, Paris 1988-89, cat. no. 77
Colta Ives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Great Wave: The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on French Prints. Ex. cat. New York, 1974, fig. no. 100, pp. 98-99, ill.

Colta Ives "French Prints in the Era of Impressionism and Symbolism." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988 (Summer), Inside front cov, ill.

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

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, cat. no. 77, p. 143, ill.

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. 25, p. 41, ill.

Calvin Brown, Alastair Wright Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints. Exh. cat., Princeton University Art Museum, September 25, 2010-January 2, 2011. New Haven, CT, 2010, cat. no. 1, ill.



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