Paul Gauguin

Cow in Meadow, Rouen

Artwork Detail

The artist Paul Gauguin, was a painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramicist. This work was painted in Rouen, early in Gauguin’s career, when he was struggling to survive as an artist supporting a young family. This painting is impressionist in style, and like Cézanne’s early work, shows the influence of his friend Camille Pissarro (1830-1903). This is an important work for Auckland. On his second voyage to Tahiti in 1895, Gauguin visited the city’s gallery and museum. He wrote in the Gallery’s visitors’ book and made a number of sketches of Maori artefacts, reflecting his interest in Pacific art forms. The Auckland Art Gallery has two works on paper by Gauguin.

Cow in Meadow, Rouen
Paul Gauguin
Production date
oil on canvas
560 x 460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Julian and Josie Robertson through the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, 2023
Accession no
Other ID
X2009/12/14 Former Exhibition Number
Copyright Expired
International Art
Display status
On display

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