Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Te Fare (La maison). Signed and dated ‘P. Gauguin 92’ (lower right); inscribed ‘TE FARE’ (lower left). Oil on canvas. 28 5/8 x 36 1/8 in. (72.6 x 91.8 cm.). Painted in 1892. This work is offered in Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February at Christie’s in London
Gauguin included Te Fare (La maison) in his breakthrough one-man exhibition at the Galerie Durand-Ruel. A year later, in 1894, this painting was one of only five works that Gauguin chose to include in La libre esthétique, an exhibition held in Brussels. The following year, in a bid to raise money for his second and final voyage to Tahiti, Te Fare (La maison) was sold in his own sale at Hôtel Drouot, and was bought, at the encouragement of Edgar Degas, by Daniel Halévy. Since then, this painting has been rarely seen.
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