Torso of a Tahitian Woman

(c. 1892)/(cast 1950)

Paul Gauguin, French, b. Paris,1848–1903

Bronze, 13 3/8 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. Including base (H: 2in)(34 x 15.2 x 16.5cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2009

Provenance:
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, to 21 June 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 21 June 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture by Painters," 20 November-15 December 1951, no. 34, ill.
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, Columbia University, New York. "19th and 20th Century French Painting and Sculpture," 27 March-1 May 1957, no cat.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 29. Tour: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 163, ill, p. 40.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 99, p.79, p. 694.

Published References:
SALTMARCHE, KENNETH. "Notes on Special Exhibitions: 'Sculpture in Our Time'," Art Quarterly vol. 22 (Winter 1959), p. 352.
GRAY, CHRISTOPHER. Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1963), no. 116, p. 252, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 694, fig. 99, p.79.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian vol. 9 (1974), p. 41.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection