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Still Life with Moss Roses in a Basket

Paul Gauguin, French, 1848 - 1903

Made in France, Europe

c. 1884-1885

Oil on canvas

19 11/16 × 24 7/8 inches (50 × 63.2 cm) Framed: 30 × 35 1/4 × 4 1/2 inches (76.2 × 89.5 × 11.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 257, European Art 1850-1900, second floor

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Charlotte Dorrance Wright, 1978

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Gift from the artist to Claude-Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934), Paris; possibly owned jointly with his brother Amédée Schuffenecker (1854–1936); by exchange from one of the Schuffenecker brothers to Ambroise Vollard, Paris, c. 1899 [1]. With Wildenstein & Co., New York [2]; Mrs. Henry J. Heinz, II, Pittsburgh and New York; her sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, March 19, 1958, no. 50; purchased by Wildenstein & Co., New York; sold to Charlotte Dorrance Wright (1911-1977) and William Coxe Wright (d. 1970), St. Davids, PA, April 21, 1958, until his d. 1970 [3]; Charlotte Dorrance Wright; bequest to PMA, 1978. 1. Vollard Archives, 1899 inventory: "3826 Bouquet de fleurs roses dans un panier d'osier fin [or "gris"]. Huile. 0,49 x 0,60. [Provenance] Schuffenecker; Vollard Archives, 1904 inventory: "4166 [Provenance] Choufenecker (Frères). Panier de fleurs. T. 50 x 60 300 F échange." See Daniel Wildenstein, Gauguin, premier itinéraire d’un sauvage: catalogue de l’œuvre peint (1873-1888), vol. 1, Paris and Milan, 2001, no. 148 (on Claude-Émile and Amédée Schuffenecker see Teio Meedendorp, "The Schuffenecker Brothers and the Prince of Wagram," in The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh in the Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, 2003, p. 413). 2. According to 1958 Parke Bernet sale catalogue. 3. Information from 1977 Dorrance Wright estate inventory by Carroll Hogan (registrar file).

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