Illustrated Menu: Tahitian Woman Facing a Breton Woman

Illustrated Menu: Tahitian Woman Facing a Breton Woman

c. 1899-1901
Artist
Paul Gauguin, French, 1848-1903
Country
France
drawing
Watercolor and crayon on ivory laid paper affixed to Japanese paper
The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
2019.595
Paul Gauguin (French). Illustrated Menu: Tahitian Woman Facing a Breton Woman. c. 1899-1901. Watercolor and crayon on ivory laid paper affixed to Japanese paper. The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection. 2019.595.
Dimensions
height: 8.125 in, 20.6375 cm; width: 7.3125 in, 18.5738 cm; height: 8.1875 in, 20.7963 cm; width: 6.3125 in, 16.0338 cm
Inscription
Inscribed by the artist in crayon, Menu / Foutimaises assorties / Puaha oviri au four canaque / Moa Opapa Sauce Coco / Roti boeuf à la française / Salade !!! aita apperitifs / Desserts Vin colonial / Eaha! oe Protane / novau vahine Tahiti.
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
Monsieur Canque, Receveur de l’Enregistrement (Receiver of Registry Fees), Papeete, Tahiti; given by him to a Monsieur Martin, 1906; by bequest to his son, Yves Martin, Tahiti, as of 1948; private collection, U.S.; with Wildenstein, New York; from which acquired by Esmond Bradley Martin [1941–2018]; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2019.
Exhibition History
  • "Tableaux XIXe et XXe siècles"—Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, 1985, exh. cat., nos. 25b, 25d, repr. (color)
  • "Passport to Paris"—Denver Art Museum, 10/27/2013–02/09/2014