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La Guerre et La Paix: La Guerre

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Pair to 63.2765, "La Guerre et la Paix: La Guerre"


Carved in relief at top center: "La Guerre et La Paix"; at bottom right: "PGO [in script]"


1901, sent by the artist in Tahiti to Gustave Fayet (b. 1865 - d. 1925), Béziers, France [see note 1]; to Fayet's uncle, Léon Fayet, Arles. By 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence K. Marshall, Cambridge, MA; 1963, gift of Laurence K. and Lorna J. Marshall to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 30, 1963) NOTES: [1] Gauguin executed the reliefs War and Peace (La Guerre et La Paix; MFA accession nos. 63.2764 - 63.2765) for the collector Gustave Fayet in 1901. This is discussed in a series of letters between Daniel de Monfried and Gauguin written in 1901. See Christopher Gray, Sculpture and Ceramics of Paul Gauguin (New York, 1980), pp. 73, 272-273 (with further bibliography).

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Gift of Laurence K. and Lorna J. Marshall

War and Peace: War


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44.45 x 99.53 cm (17 1/2 x 39 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted tamanu wood