Two Women

Paul Gauguin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 822

Gauguin based this formidable composition on a photograph of two women seated side by side on the stoop of a house. He painted it just before or after his 1901 departure from Tahiti for the Marquesas Islands.

Two Women, Paul Gauguin (French, Paris 1848–1903 Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands), Oil on canvas

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