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Paul Gauguin - Two Tahitian Women

Provenance of Paul Gauguin's Two Tahitian Women

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Two Tahitian Women, Paul Gaugin, 1899 — 1899, oil on canvas, 72.4cm x 94.0cm



  • Otto Luna changed Note #919 from "The painting is purchased by the French artist and art collector Daniel de Monfreid, one of the earliest collectors of the works of Gauguin." to "The painting is acquired by the French artist and art collector Daniel de Monfreid, one of the earliest collectors of the works of Gauguin." on 09/25/2017
  • Otto Luna changed Note #920 from "The French painter Gustave Fayet purchases the painting from de Monfreid in September 1900. Fayet owns the painting until around 1925." to "The French painter Gustave Fayet purchases the painting from de Monfreid in September 1900. Fayet owns the painting until his death in 1925." on 09/25/2017
  • Otto Luna changed Note #923 from "Osborn gifts the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it continue to be house to this day. It can be found in Gallery 825." to "Osborn gifts the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it continues to be housed to this day. It can be found in Gallery 825." on 09/25/2017
  • Otto Luna changed Note #923 from "Osborn gifts the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it continue to be house to this day. It can be found in <b>Gallery 825</b>." to "Osborn gifts the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it continue to be house to this day. It can be found in Gallery 825." on 09/25/2017

1899 — 1899

Gauguin composes the painting while living on the Pacific island of Tahiti.

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1899 — 1900

The painting is acquired by the French artist and art collector Daniel de Monfreid, one of the earliest collectors of the works of Gauguin.

by Otto Luna 09/25/2017


1900 — 1925

The French painter Gustave Fayet purchases the painting from de Monfreid in September 1900. Fayet owns the painting until his death in 1925.

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1925 — 1930

Following Fayet's death, the painting is purchased by the New York gallery Wildenstein & Co.

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1930 — 1949

The painting is purchased by the American art collector William Church Osborn. A member of a prominent New York City family, Osborn was a longtime trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and also served as the institution's Vice President, President and Honorary President.

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1949 — Present Day

Osborn gifts the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it continues to be housed to this day. It can be found in Gallery 825.

by Otto Luna 09/25/2017


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