Paul GAUGUIN, Te Faruru [Here one makes love] Enlarge 1 /1


France 1848 – Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia 1903

Te Faruru [Here one makes love] 1897
Collection Title: from Noa Noa
Materials & Technique: prints, ink, bistre and dark brown (or black) woodcut and wood engraving on end grain composite block, printed in coloured inks. Support: cream hmp irregular deckle onrhs
Impression: edition unknown, an edition was pulled by Louis Rey., but this is probably an artists proof which pre-dates Rey's edition
Edition: one of ten cuts illustrating "Noa Noa", but never published

Edition Notes: same block printed twice
Primary Insc: inscribed upper left in pencil "M Sadler Esq"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower centre in pencil "L C" cut in compositon block "TE FARURU"
Dimensions: sheet 35.6 h x 20.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Guerin 22 Kornfield IS 4 B
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.621
Subject: Art style: Pont-Aven School