Change of Residence (Changement de Residence)
Paul Gauguin based this composition on details of a sculptural relief from the eighth– to ninth-century temple complex of Borobudur, in central Java, Indonesia, which he knew from a photograph in his possession. The hands of the three Tahitian women on the left form the mudra position namaskara, a gesture of greeting and adoration, in imitation of three Buddhist monks in the relief.
Woodcut on Eastern laid paper adhered overall to wove paper
Image: 6 9/16 x 12 1/8 in. (16.7 x 30.8 cm)
Sheet: 6 9/16 x 12 1/8 in. (16.7 x 30.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right in block, "Paul Gauguin fecit"
Upper left in block: "22"; upper right in block: "TAHITI"
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I and IIb
Edition: 22/Approximately 30
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Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). Change of Residence (Changement de Residence), 1899. Woodcut on Eastern laid paper adhered overall to wove paper, Image: 6 9/16 x 12 1/8 in. (16.7 x 30.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 37.152 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.152_SL1.jpg)
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