Titre pour “Le Sourire”

Paul Gauguinca. 1900

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Titre pour “Le Sourire”
  • Creator: Paul Gauguin
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed with initials in pen and black ink: “PG”; numbered “23”
  • Print State: Third of three states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1999
  • Materials & Techniques: Woodcut on thin Japanese paper
  • Keywords: animals, exoticism, Imperialism, satire, South Pacific Ocean
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: From an edition of 30 printed in Tahiti by the artist. These woodblocks were printed as the masthead for Gauguin’s newsletter “Le Sourire.” Gauguin first published “Le Sourire” in August 1899. His intention was to satirize smug European attitudes towards the indigenous people of Tahiti.
  • Dimensions: Image dimensions: 102 mm x 183 mm (4.02 in. x 7.2 in.).
  • Bibliography: Guérin 76; Morgan, Kornfeld, & Joachim no. 69, IIIA
  • Associated People: Created by Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)
  • Artist Nationality : French
  • Artist Death: 1903
  • Artist Birth: 1848
  • Accession Number: 1999.5.1


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