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Les Cigales et les Fourmis

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Auguste Clot, Printer (French, 1858-1936)


In 1894, Vollard acquired and reprinted the ten zinc plates upon which Gauguin had drawn mementos of his sojourns in Martinique, Arles and Brittany.  Gauguin had issued the first edition himself on canary yellow paper in 1889, which had found no market.

Gauguin, before returning to Tahiti for a second time in 1895, sold all the paintings in his studio to Vollard, who would serve as the exclusive agent for Gauguin's future work.

Object Information

artist
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)
printer
Auguste Clot (French, 1858-1936)
creation date
1889
materials
zincograph on ivory paper
mark descriptions
Signed: Paul Gauguin
Inscribed: Les Cigales et les fourmis
accession number
32.204
credit line
Carl H. Leiber Memorial Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors