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:  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).
Gift of Laurence K. and Lorna J. Marshall