Hina with Two Attendants


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

Tamanu wood with gold paint, 14 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (37.1 x 13.4 x 10.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase with Funds Provided Under the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1981

Accession Number: 81.1

The Artist, Tahiti and Paris, spring 1892-1895
Georges-Daniel de Monfreid, Paris, 1895-1930
Mme. (Agnes) Huc de Monfreid, Paris, 1930-probably January 1974--exported from France, 18-30 January 1974
Wildenstein & Co., New York, by summer 1978 (probably January 1974)-October/December 1980
Museum purchase with funds provided under the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisitions Program, 1981

Exhibition History:
GALERIES DURAND-RUEL, Paris. "Exposition d'oeuvres recentes de Paul Gauguin, November 1893, cat. no. 46 (in group of Tiis per vjf research in Paris).
SALON D'AUTOMNE, Paris. "4eme Exposition," (Gauguin Retrospective), Fall 1906.
MUSEE DE LUXEMBOURG, Paris. "P. Gauguin, Sculpteur et graveur," January-February 1928, no. 12 (as "Cylindre sculpte: deux tahitiennes debout et une accroupie, coll. Daniel Monfreid).
Venice. "XVIa Esposizione Internationale d'arte citta de Venezia (Biennale): Mostra retrospetiva di Paul Gauguin," 1928, no. 22, p. 200.
GALERIE WILDENSTEIN, Paris. "La Vie ardente de Paul Gauguin," November 1936, no. 93.
GALERIE CHARPENTIER, Paris. "Georges-Daniel de Monfreid et son ami Paul Gauguin," 1938, no. 168.
MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Paris. 1951, no. 15 (as Hina, coll. G.D. de Monfreid).
GALLERIE CHARPENTIER, Paris. "Cent oeuvres de Gauguin," 1960, no. 112.
NATIONALMUSEUM, Stockholm. "Gauguin i Soderhavet," 1970, no. 26.
HAUS DER KUNST, Munich. "Welt Kulturen und moderne Kunst," 16 June-30 September 1972, no. 1722.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Cylinder Decorated with Figure of Hina and Two Attendants," 7 May-30 September 1981, and March 1982.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto. "Gauguin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture," 7 November 1981-3 January 1982, no. 14, pp. 50-52, ill.
SETAGAYA ART MUSEUM, Tokyo. "Naivety in Art," 30 March-15 June 1986, ill. TOUR: TOCHIGI PERFECTURAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 28 June-3 August 1986.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "The Art of Paul Gauguin," 1 May-31 July 1988, no. 139, pp. 252-254. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 17 September-11 December; GRAND PALAIS, Paris, 10 January-20 April 1989.
GRAND PALAIS, Paris. 1989, no. 139.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Collection in Context: Paul Gauguin's "Hina with Two Attendants," 20 November 1996-7 May 1997, no cat.
STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, Stuttgart. "Paul Gauguin: Tahiti," 7 February-2 June 1998.
GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS, Paris (Reunion des Musees Nationaux). "Gauguin Tahiti," 30 September 2003-19 January 2004. TOUR: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston (co-organizer) 29 February-20 June 2004, cat. no. 79, p. 79 ill., pp. 353-354.
COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO, Rome. "Paul Gauguin: Artist of Myth and Dream," 6 October 2007-3 February 2008, cat. no. 75, p. 292, ill. p. 293.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC (co-organized with TATE MODERN, London). "Gauguin: Maker of Myth," 27 February-5 June 2011, no. 76, color ill. p. 142; p. 241.
NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK, Copenhagen, Denmark. "Gauguin and Polynesia," 24 September-31 December 2011, no. 204, color ill. p. 220; p. 366.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Gauguin: Metamophoses," 8 March-8 June 2014, no. 84, color ill. pg. 6, 136.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
REY, ROBERT. "Les Bois sculptes de Paul Gauguin," Art et Decoration 53 (February 1928), ill. p. 63.
ALEXANDRE, ARSENE. Paul Gauguin: sa vie et le sens de son oeuvre (Paris: 1930), ill. p. 239, cover.
PUIG, RENE. Paul Gauguin, Georges-Daniel de Monfreid, et leurs amis (Perpignan, 1958), ill. p. 42.
GRAY, CHRISTOPHER. Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1963), pp. 220-221, no. 95, ill.
GOLDWATER, ROBERT. Primitivism in Modern Art, rev. ed. (New York: Vintage Books, 1967), p. 71.
UNSIGNED. "La Chronique des Arts: Principales Acquisitions des Musees en 1980," Gazette des Beaux-Arts suppl. no. 1346 (March 1981), no. 225, p. 42, ill.
RICHARD, PAUL. "Hirshhorn Acquires Gauguin Sculpture," Washington Post (7 May 1981), F13, ill. (and in syndicated papers throughout U.S.)
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "Gauguin Carving on Exhibit," Washington Star (7 June 1981), ill.
UNSIGNED. "Gauguin Sculpture," Exhibit 106 (September-October 1981), p. 14, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Paul Gauguin: The Richness of Tradition," the Smithsonian Associate 10 (September-October 1981), ill.
UNSIGNED. "La Chronique des Arts: Principales Acquisitions des Musees en 1982," Gazette des Beaux-Arts suppl. no. 1358 (March 1982), p. 86.
ALLEN, JANE ADDAMS. "Hirshhorn purchases: Bargains on display," Washington Times (16 September 1983), n.p.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1983), ill.
TEILHET-FISK, JANET. Paradise Reviewed: An Interpretation of Gauguin's Polynesian Symbolism (Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1983), p. 78, no. 29, ill.
AMISHAI-MAISELS, ZIVA. Gauguin's Religious Themes (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1985), pp. 373-374, ill. 197-199.
WADLEY, NICHOLAS, ed. Noa Noa: Gauguin's Tahiti (Oxford: Phaidon, 1985), no. 24, ill. p. 36.
HARRISON, CHARLES, FRANCIS FRASCINA, and GILL PERRY. Modern Art Practices and Debates: Primitivism, Cubism Abstraction--The Early Twentieth Century (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993), pl. 52.
THOMSON, BELINDA, ed. Gauguin by himself (Boston: Bulfinch Press Book, Little, Brown and Co., 1993), no. 191, p. 234, ill.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "Multiple Cultures Meld in Sculpture by Gauguin," Washington Times (14(?) November 1996), D5, ill.
UNSIGNED. "The Collection in Context: Paul Gauguin," Metro Herald (Washington, DC: 15 November 1996), ill.
RICHARD, PAUL. "Gauguin's Fantasy Island," Washington Post (29 November 1996), C1, C2, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Collection in Context: Paul Gauguin's Hina with Two Attendants," Embassy of France Program of Events (28 January 1997), ill.

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