Group of 10 Tahiti Block-Print Images from the Noa Noa Series
(Paul Gauguin)

Paris: Not Published, 1950. Consisting of ten loose plates; most probably a pirated edition, somewhat smaller in format than the original block prints; four printed in colors, six in black and white, from the Noa Noa series; this particular set of prints not found in the Elizabeth Mongan catalogue raisonne of his prints, nor in the NYPL collection; imagery by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) French painter, "...for a time, though he broke with them later, he was one of the Impressionists...one of those most closely associated with Symbolisme in literature...lived in Tahiti, sharing the life of the natives, finding inspiration in them and the landscape..." (Oxford French); including the titles Noa Noa, Auti Te Pape, Le Sourite, Navenave Fenua, Te Po, Maruru, Mahna No Varua Ino, others; images average approx. 7 3/4" x 13 1/4"; a few are smaller in size; all sheets overall 11 1/4" x 15 7/8"; no publisher, paper maker watermark or date indicated, probably circa 1950s; some darkening to margins; light edgewear; very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21303)

$350.00

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