A young woman sits, head resting in her hands, next to a young man. Behind them is a typical Breton setting with a gate, stone wall, and a woman wearing a coiffe.


  • Title: Human Misery
  • Creator: Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)
  • Date Created: 1889
  • Series Title: Dessins lithographiques (The Volpini Suite)
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: Zincograph with sanguine ink on canary yellow wove paper
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (image) 19 11/16 x 25 5/8 in. (sheet)
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945
  • Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee by exchange, Caroline Marmon Fesler Fund, Beeler Fund, Anonymous IV Art Fund, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Spurlock Fund, Mrs. Pierre F. Goodrich Endowed Art Fund, Nancy Foxwell Neuberger Acquisition Endowment Fund, Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Russell and Becky Curtis Art Purchase Endowment Fund, Roger G. Wolcott Fund, E. Hardey Adriance Fine Arts Acquisition Fund in memory of Marguerite Hardey Adriance, Mary V. Black Art Endowment Fund, Cecil F. Head Art Fund, Delavan Smith Fund, Emma Harter Sweetser Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Van Vorhees Art Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crane Fund, Richard W. and Rosemary W. Lee Memorial Funds
  • Accession Number: 2008.359.5

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