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The Old Maids, 1889

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848 - 1903
zincograph on yellow wove paper
Printed by Edward Ancourt
45.9 x 62.8 cm; image: 19.2 x 21 cm
Purchased 1975
National Gallery of Canada (no. 18394)

Gauguin based this print on a painting of the same subject he made in December 1888 (Art Institute of Chicago), when he was working with Vincent van Gogh in Arles. Part of the « Volpini Suite » of zincographs, "The Old Maids" shows women in local Provençal dress crossing a public garden.

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