Artist: Paul Gauguin
Artwork: Baignade (II)
Size: irregular 11.5 x 40.5 cm
Medium: Pastel and watercolor over pencil on paper laid down on paper
Creation year: 1887
Marks: Signed and dated 'P. Gauguin 87' (lower right)
Provenance: (possibly) Claude-Emile Schuffenecker, Paris; Julius Meier-Graefe, Berlin; Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the previous, October 1907); Julius Schmits, Elberfeld, Germany (acquired from the previous, April 1908); Mrs. Julius Schmits, Elberfeld (by descent from the previous); Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired from the previous, January 1954); Robert Cummings, Montreal (acquired from the previous, 1962); sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 June 2006, lot 116; Acquired at the previous sale by the late owner.
Exhibition history: Kunstmuseum Basel, 1939-1953 (on extended loan); Kunstmuseum Basel, Paul Gauguin, November 1949-January 1950, p. 56, no. 108 (titled Entwurf zu einem Facher. Badende Madchen auf La Martinique); Denver Art Museum, Collectors' Choice, 1960, no. 48; Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Paul Gauguin: Artist of Myth and Dream, October 2007-February 2008, p. 212, no. 31 (illustrated in color, p. 213; dated 1888); The Cleveland Museum of Art and Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Paul Gauguin: The Breakthrough into Modernity, October 2009-June 2010, p. 127, no. 70 (illustrated in color, p. 129).