Paris 1848 - Atuona, French Polynesia 1903

Emile Gauguin (1875-1955), le fils de l'artiste, enfant

Emile Gauguin (1875-1955), the Artist's Son, as a Child




Dimensions (HxWxD): 17 x 8 12 in.

Acc. No.: 63.113

Credit Line: Gift of the Joseph M. May Memorial Association, Inc., 1963

Photo credit:, August 11, 2011

© Artist:


  • Copenhagen, Collection Mette Gauguin
  • Copenhagen and Philadelphia, Collection Emile Gauguin (in Copenhagen from 1884 to 1922)
  • Until 1934, Chicago, Chester H. Johnson
  • 1934, November 14, New York, Anderson Galleries, sale, no. 81
  • 1946-1959, New York, Mrs. Joseph M. May
  • 1963, Gift of the Joseph M. May Memorial Association, Inc.


  • 1934 New York
    Chester H. Johnson collection sale catalogue, New York, Anderson Galleries, November 14, 1914, no. 81 (sold for $270)
  • 1956 Read
    Herbert Read, "Gauguin, return to symbolism", Art News, 1956 Annual, part II, 1955 (November), p. 154, top left ill.
  • 1960 Malingue
    Maurice Malingue, "New light on Gauguin", Modern art yesterday and tomorrow: an anthology of writings on modern art from L'Oeil, New York, 1960, p. 33
  • 1963 Gray
    Christopher Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin, Baltimore, 1963, p. 1


  • 1880 Paris
    5e Exposition de peinture [des Impressionistes], Paris, 10 rue des Pyramides, 1880, no. 62 (Buste marbre, probably this)

    1893 Copenhagen
    Den Frie Udstilling. Fortegnelse over kunstroerkerne paa den frie udstilling, 1893, Copenhagen, 1893, no. 120 (lent by Mette Gauguin)

    1946 New York
    Paul Gauguin, a loan exhibition for the benefit of the New York Infirmary, New York, Wildenstein, 1946, no. 131 (lent by Mrs. Joseph M. May)

    1955 Edinburgh
    Gauguin, an exhibition organized with the Edinburgh Festival Society by the Arts Council of Great Britain, Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1955, no. 73 (lent by Mrs. Joseph M. May, New York)

    1955 London
    Gauguin, London, Tate Gallery, 1955, no. 73 (same catalogue as Edinburgh)

    1956 New York
    Gauguin, loan exhibition for the benefit of the Citizen's Committeee for Children of New York City, New York, Wildenstein, 1956, no. 98 (lent by Mrs. Joseph M. May)

    1959 Chicago
    Gauguin, Chicago, The Art Institute, 1959, no. 115 (lent by Mrs. Joseph M. May)

    1959 New York
    Gauguin, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959, no. 115 (same catalogue as Chicago)

    1984 Copenhagen
    Gauguin and Van Gogh in Copenhagen in 1893, Copenhagen, Ordrupgaardsamlingen, by Merete Bodelsen, p. 33, 46-47, no. 2, ill. (says among others that bust first exhibited in 4th Impressionist exhibition held in Paris in 1879)