Collecting Gauguin

Samuel Courtauld in the 20s

Karen Serres

Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
The Courtauld Gallery
Illustration :
40 illustrations
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The Courtauld Gallery holds the most important collection of works in the United Kingdom by the Post-impressionist master Paul Gauguin (1841–1903). Assembled by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld (1876–1947), it includes major paintings and works on paper as well as one of the only two marble sculptures ever created by the artist. This special Summer display presents the complete collection together with the loan of two important works by Gauguin formerly in Courtauld's private collection: Martinique Landscape (Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh), and Bathers at Tahiti (The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham).

About The Author

Curator of Paintings before 1900, The Courtauld Gallery

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