Sister of Charity

Maker and role
Artist: Paul Gauguin, French, 1848-1903
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Object detail

Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 30in (65.4 x 76.2cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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Object type
Catalogue des ouvrages de Peinture, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Art Décoratif exposés au Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées du 6 Octobre au 15 Novembre 1906; 1906; p. 193; no. 65
Manet and the Post-Impressionists; 1910; no. 40
Exhibition of Modern Art: Including Works by the Post-Impressionists; 1911; no. 19
The Fortnightly Review; Vol. LXXXIX, January 1911, p.88; Referred to as "No. 40"
Paul Gauguin; Charles Morice (b.1860, d.1919); 1919; p. 192
Paul Gauguin, sa Vie et le Sens de son Oeuvre; Arsène Alexandre (French, b.1859, d.1937); 1930; p. 227, 260
Gauguin, Peintre Maudit; Charles Kunstler (b.1887, d.1977); 1934; p. 179
Paul Gauguin: der Meister von Tahiti; Lee Van Dovski; 1947; no. 18
Gauguin, Le Peintre et son Oeuvre; Maurice Malingue; 1948; no. 228
Paul Gauguin oder die Flucht vor der Zivilisation; Lee Van Dovski; 1948; no. 382
Paul Gauguin: His Place in the Meeting of East and West: Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, March 27th- April 25th, 1954; 1954; no. 32
The Burlington Magazine; March 1956, p.91
From Gauguin to Gorky in Cullinan Hall; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 1960
Gauguin; Georges Wildenstein; 1964; 617
Gauguin and the Decorative Style; 1966
From El Greco to Pollock: Early and Late Works by European and American Artists; Gertrude Rosenthal (b.1903, d.1989); 1968; p. 67
Gauguin and Exotic Art; Bengt Danielsson (b.1921, d.1997); 1969
Gauguin's Religious Themes; Ziva Amishai-Maisels (b.1939); 1969; p.456-459, 475
Gauguin: A Retrospective; Marla Prather (b.1956); 1987
The Art of Paul Gauguin; Richard Brettell (b.1949); 1988; no. 266
Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History; Patricia Donahue; 1996; p. 217
Five Hundred Years of French Art; Douglas Hyland (b.1949); 1995; p. 78
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Impressionist and Modern Masters; Libby Lumpkin; 1998; p. 80
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; 49
Encyclopedia of Paul Gauguin in Oceania; Jean-Louis Saquet; 2002; p. 38-39, 128
Gauguin: Le Sauvage Imaginaire; Stéphane Guégan; 2003; p. 188-189
Gauguin, Tahiti et La Photographie; Jean-Yves Tréhin; 2003; p. 163
Géographies de Gauguin; Jean-François Staszak (b.1965); 2003; p. 184
Gauguin Voyageur: du Pérou aux îles Marquises; Jean-François Staszak (b.1965); 2006; p. 180, 183
From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern; Richard Brettell (b.1949); 2009; p. 344-347; no. 82
Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911; 2011; pictured in online catalogue
Artdaily; Sep 6, 2011
Signature & date
Signed l.l.: Paul Gauguin
Dated l.l.: 1902
Subject period
Docent information sheet
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V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Manet and the Post Impressionists - Grafton Gallery.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Sandon Studios Society 1911.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\The Fortnightly Review - 1911.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Gauguin - Der Meister von Tahiti.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Gauguin East West 1954.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\500 Years of French Art.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Encyclopedia of Paul Gauguin in Oceania.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Gauguin - Le Sauvage Imaginaire.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Gauguin, Tahiti et La Photographie.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Geographies de Gauguin.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Gauguin Voyageur.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Collections of Texas 2009.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Art In Revolution - Liverpool 1911.pdf
V:\Object Documentation\Paintings\1950.47 Gauguin\Artdaily City of Radicals Exhibition 2011.pdf


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