Le Sourire;Taiti (Smile; Tahiti)

Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands)
December 1899
woodcut on transparent laid tissue paper
5 3/8 x 8 9/16 in. (13.7 x 21.8 cm): trimmed to image
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
Horse and Birds

Signature: signed in the block, lower left: PG

Inscription: Inscribed in block, at top: Le Sourire Taiti
Numbered in ink, lower left: no. 27
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections," June 18, 2002–October 20, 2002.

Mongan/Kornfeld 61.C; Guérin 74
Elizabeth Mongan, Eberhardt W. Kornfeld, Harold Joachim Paul Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of His Prints. Bern, Switzerland, 1988.

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. 71, pp. 98, 222, ill.