This work was painted while Gauguin lived in Dieppe on the coast of the English Channel. Exhibited at the 8th Impressionist Exhibition of 1886, the work with its composition based on a horizontal band and its simplified figures and its thick outlines was critical for Gauguin as he distanced himself from Impressionism. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)


  • Title: Women Bathing
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Location Created: France
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed and dated lower left: P. Gauguin 85
  • Provenance: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Paris, 26. 12. 1887; Dupuy, 28. 12. 1887; Kojiro Matsukata; Sequestered by the French Government, 1944; Returned to Japan, 1959.
  • Physical Dimensions: w462 x h381 mm
  • Painter: Paul Gauguin
  • Object title (Japanese): 水浴の女たち
  • Object notes (Japanese): 英仏海峡に面したディエップ滞在中に制作された作品の一つである。1886年の第8回印象派展に出品されたが、水平の帯によって構成された画面、単純化された人物の形態、濃い輪郭線は印象主義から大きく隔たり、この時期印象主義と訣別しようとしていたゴーガンにとってこの作品は重要な意味を持つものであった。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): ゴーガン、ポール
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Matsukata Collection, http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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