Les drames de la mer, Bretagne

Paul Gauguin

Les drames de la mer, Bretagne



197 x 279 mm; sheet 320 x 496 mm

First Edition 1889 , Second Edition 1900

Stanza del Borgo S.R.L.


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Zincograph on canary yellow wove paper
Guérin 7; Mongan, Kornfeld, Joachim 2 Ab
197 x 279 mm; sheet 320 x 496 mm

Provenance: Collection mark on the verso,  two enlaced letters in a circle in black ink.
Signed on the zinc in lower left corner: 89 (in reverse) Paul Gauguin. Titled on the zinc beneath the borderline: Les drames de la mer  Bretagne.

Fine impression, from the first edition of approximately 30-50 sheet, printed by E. Ancourt in black ink on canary yellow wove paper, published by the artist in 1889. The paper colour is bright and fresh, the tip of the lower left corner restored, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare. We know only 19 impressions of the print in the first edition.

From the Suite Volpini, album de zincographies presented by the artist in the exhibition Impressioniste et Synthétiste organized in the Café Volpini in Champ-de-Mars in June, 1889. The set consists of one cover, Leda, and ten compositions; it was the artist’s first activity in the printmaking field. A later edition, in black on white Simili-Japan paper, was  published by Ambroise Vollard after 1900; the size of that edition is not known, probably 50 copies.

Related material: drawings done in Brittany in 1886 and one oil Vaches au Bord de la Mer 1886 (Wildenstein 206).