Spirit of the Dead Watching (Manao Tupapau), from Fragrance (Noa Noa)
Noa Noa (Fragrance)
Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands)
Woodcut on china paper
block: 8 1/16 x 14 in. (20.5 x 35.6 cm) sheet: 10 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. (27 x 42.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1921
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed in graphite, lower left: Paul Gauguin fait inscribed in graphite, lower right: Pola Gauguin imp. inscribed in graphite, top left: No. 5
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections," June 18, 2002–October 20, 2002.
Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhardt W. Kornfeld, Harold Joachim Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints. Bern, Switzerland, 1988.
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, p. 105, ill. fig. 1.
Artist: Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands) Date: 1894Medium: Two inside covers decorated in watercolor and gouache over charcoal with graphite on heavy gray wove (blotting) paper sewn to leather; leather binding inscribed in pen and ink with additions in watercolor; multicolored silk ribbons stitched into binding.Accession: 2000.255On view in:Not on view