Mongan – Kornfeld – Joachim 20 IV C.
205 x 355 mm; sheet 308 x 427 mm
Titled on upper left Manao Tupapao, monogram in lower left PGO.
Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (1894-1980), mark of his sale on the verso.
A fine trial proof, printed with black ink on wove paper, possibly by Gauguin and Louis Roy. This proof precedes the edition of 25-30 printed by Roy in colour in the spring-summer of 1894. Mongan – Kornfeld – Joachim know just three trial proofs, including this one; see p. 98 of their catalogue.A very fine and rare print, with full, uncut margins. Minimal foxing, otherwise in fine condition.Literature:
E. Mongan, E. W. Kornfeld, H. Joachim, Paul Gauguin, Catalogue raisonné of his Prints, Bern 1988.