Paris 1848 - Atuona, French Polynesia 1903

Paire de sabots (sabot droit)

Pair of Wooden Shoes (Sabots) [right]


polychromed oak, leather, and iron nails

type: other

Dimensions (HxWxD): 5 116 x 12 78 x 4 716 in.

Acc. No.: 1963.10.239.a

Credit Line: Chester Dale Collection

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist:


  • Le Pouldu, Marie Henry (1859-1945)
  • her daughter, Madame Ida Cochennec (b. 1891)
  • possibly Paris, Madame Lenoble
  • by 1928, Paris and New York, Etienne Bignou
  • by February 1956, New York, Chester Dale (1883-1962)
  • 1963, bequest to the NGA


  • Museum's website, 28 March 2012
  • 1906 Rotonchamp
    Jean de Rotonchamp [pseud. of Louis Brouillon], Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, Weimar, 1906
  • 1959 Malingue
    Maurice Malingue, "Du nouveau sur Gauguin." L'Oeil 55-56 (July-August 1959), p. 37-38
  • 1963 Gray
    Christopher Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin. Baltimore, 1963, p. 200, repro.
  • 1965 Chester Dale Catalogue
    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 146, repro.
  • 1965 NGA Catalogue
    Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965, p. 157
  • 1968 NGA Catalogue
    European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968, p. 139, repro.
  • 1994 NGA Sculpture Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 96, repro.
  • 2000 Butler and Lindsay
    Ruth Butler, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 236-239, color repr.
  • 2010 Bailey
    Martin Bailey, "Gauguin's clogs." The Burlington Magazine 152, no. 1289 (August 2010), p. 540-543, fig. 42


  • 1919 Paris
    Possibly Paul Gauguin: Exposition d'Oeuvres inconnues, Galerie Barbazanges, Paris, 1919, no. 29, as Les Sabots de Gauguin

    1923 Paris
    Possibly Exposition rétrospective de Paul Gauguin, Galerie L. Dru, Paris, 1923, no. 62

    1928 Paris
    Gauguin, Sculpteur et Graveur, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 1928, no. 27

    1956 New York
    Loan Exhibition. Gauguin. For the benefit of the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York City, Inc., Wildenstein and Company, New York, 1956, no. 104

    1956 Palm Beach
    Paul Gauguin 1848-1903, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1956, no. 29, as Wooden Sabots

    1959 Chicago/New York
    Gauguin: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1959, no. 117, as Wooden Shoes, Carved and Painted

    1960 Munich
    Paul Gauguin, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1960, no. 142, repro., as Holzschuhe

    1965 Washington
    The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist

    1981 Toronto
    Gauguin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 1981-1982, no. 2, repro.

    1989 Moscow/Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg)
    Gogen: Vzgliad iz Rossii [Gauguin], The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, 1989, not in cat.

    1992 Yokohama/Hiroshima/Kyoto
    Gauguin et Ses Amis Peintres, Yokohama Museum of Art; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1992, no. 12, repro.

    2000 Graz
    Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne, Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 2000, no. 42, repro.

    2010 London/Washington
    Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, no. 50, repro.