The National Museum of Western Art

update 14 September 2021

Currently not on display

Paul Gauguin [Paris, 1848 - Atuona, Hiva'Oa, Marquesas Islands, 1903]

Portrait of the Painter Slewinski

Date1891
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)53.5 x 81.5
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.M494
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1959-0107
Portrait of the Painter Slewinski

Provenance

Wladyslaw Slewinski; John Levy Galleries, Paris; purchased from the above by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, 1921, as “Portrait du peintre S” [see letter from John Levy Galleries to Léonce Bénédite, dated 23 November 1921, in the Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux, Paris (copy in NMWA curatorial file)]; sequestered by French government, 1944; vested in French government under San Francisco Peace Treaty, 1952; transferred from French to Japanese government, 23 January 1959; entered into NMWA, April 1959.

Exhibition History

1949
Gauguin, Orangerie, Paris, 1949 - 1949, cat. no. 43
1955
Gauguin, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1955 - 1955, Tate Gallery, London, 1955, cat. no. 49
1960
The Masterpieces of the Ex-Matsukata Collection, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 May 1960 - 10 July 1960, cat. no. 45
1966
Gauguin and Pont-Aven group, Tate Gallery, London, 1966 - 1966, Kunsthaus, Zürich, 1966, cat. no. 37
1978
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces from the National Museum of Western Art, The Art Center of Oita Prefecture, Oita, 20 December 1978 - 31 January 1979, cat. no. 21
1981
Wladyslaw Ślewiński, 1854-1918, Musée de Pont-Aven, 13 June 1981 - 19 September 1981, cat. no. なし, repr.
1982
From Impressionism to École de Paris: Its Passion and Struggle, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, 3 November 1982 - 12 December 1982, cat. no. 22, repr.
1992
Gauguin et ses amis peintres: la collection Marie Henry: 《 Buvette de la plage 》 le Pouldu, en Bretagne, Musée d'Art de Yokohama, 11 April 1992 - 31 May 1992, cat. no. 52, col. repr.

Bibliography

1921
Chassé, Ch. Gauguin et le groupe de Pont-Aven. 1921, p. 60.
1946
Gauguin, P. Lettres à sa femme et ses amis. Paris, 1946 , p. 304 (letter to Molard of 6. 5. 1902).
1948
René-Jean. Gauguin. Paris, 1948, no. 9, col. repr.
1949
Leymarie, Jean. Catalogue de l’Exposition de l’Orangerie. 1949, no. 43
1950
Dovski, L. van. Gauguin. Bern, 1950, p. 351, fig. 314.
1955
Chassé, Ch. Gauguin et son temps. Paris, 1955, p. 87
1955
La Collection Matsukata, Tokyo, Asahi- Shimbun, 1955 (Japanese), no. 25, col. repr.
1957
Jaworska, W. Gauguin-Slewiński-Makowski. Sztuka y Krytyka. no. 3-4, 1957, pp. 177-184
1961
Catalogue du Musée National d'Art Occidental, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1961 (Préface and Catalogue Général in Japanese and French), P-156.
1964
Wildenstein, G. Gauguin. 1, catalogue, Paris, 1964, no. 386, repr.
1971
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1971 (Japanese), no. 35, repr.
1975
Les cent chefs-d'œuvre du Musée National d'Art Occidental. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1975 (Japanese), no. 54, repr.
1978
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1978 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 60, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 130, repr.
1990
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 704.
2018
The Matsukata Collection: Complete Catalogue of the European Art. Kawaguchi, Masako; Jingaoka, Megumi, eds. vol. 1: Paintings, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2018, cat. no. 494, col. repr.

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