This Excellent Quality Print is taken from A Treasury of Art Masterpieces Circa 1939 – Over 80 yrs Old
A fabulous collection of American Artists and their Masterpieces, brought together by Thomas Craven
in Glorious Full Colour Lithographs
A Beautiful Bookplate/Lithograph , if you love your Art , and would like some to adorn your walls ,you will love this.
This Bookplate is fully matted , just ready for you to add a frame .
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GAUGUIN was born with a grievance against the world. There was bad blood
in his veins, and in his soul a splenetic grudge which ripened into an active
contempt for modern civilization. In his erratic youth he was a sailor; for
eleven years he was a bnlliantly successful stock broker who turned to art
occasionally as an escape from life; and when his hatred for humanity had
rendered his own countrymen intolerable, he abdicated to the primitive sen
sualities of the South Seas, carrying the exotic element 0.£ French painting
to the unexplored lore of the tropics. Better equipped than most artists for a
reversion to tribal life, he discovered that he could not shuffle off his inheri
tance by an act of will, and he remained half savage and half the sophisti
cated Parisian with the civilized habit of painting for exhibitions.
The Spirit of the Dead Watchzng was first exhibited in Paris, in 1893, in a
group of Tahitian pictures, all bearing strange Maori titles and all steeped in
an unintelligible mythology. Gauguin, notoriously untrustworthy, explained
the genesis of the painting in bantering, ambiguous terms.
Vintage 1939 Book Plate Print
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Beautiful Bookplate , if your into American Art , you will love this Bookplate