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Paul Gauguin

(French, 1848–1903)

Spirit of the Dead Watching, 1892

oil on burlap mounted on canvas
framed: 45 11/16 x 53 x 5 1/4 inches (116.05 x 134.62 x 13.33 cm)
A. Conger Goodyear Collection, 1965
1965:1

Inscriptions

  • inscription/upper left, Manaò tupapaú
  • signature, dated/lower left, P. Gauguin 92

Provenance

  • Hôtel Drouot, by 1895 (Up for auction at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 18, 1895, no. 3; bought in for 900 francs)
  • Galerie Druet
  • Kessler, Harry, Graf
  • Sadler, Michael, Sir
  • Spencer-Churchill, Ivor
  • Turner, Percy Moore
  • De Hauke & Co., 1929–1929 (purchased for A. C. Goodyear, 1929; sold to A. Conger Goodyear, New York, 1929)
  • Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1929–1965 (purchased from De Hauke and Company, Paris, 1929; allocated to the A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 1965)