Owner: Paul Rosenberg — Bordeaux, France
Collection: (P.R. (14 E)) Paul Rosenberg
Inventory No.: PR 49
Artist: 1886 [1889], Paul Gauguin
Medium: Paintings
Title: Kruzifix mit bretonischen Bäuerinnen. [The Yellow Christ]
Description: AGL Dr.Egg./Dr.Tom.
Öl auf Lwd. 92 x 73 cm
VERBLEIB: Slg.H.G. 24.7.42
ZUGANGSTAG IN PARIS: 5.9.1941; Jeu de Paume
Provenance and Comments: This painting was seized at the BNCI in Libourne. Tausch 21. Slated to leave for New York from Bordeaux, this painting was seized shortly after the German occupation of France. It was part of a three-painting exchange on 24 July 1942 between Bruno Lohse and Goering, which included two works by Henri Matisse. This painting by Gauguin was allegedly sent by Rochlitz for Goering from Paris to Baden-Baden in June 1944. It was actually discovered in Paris shortly after war's end and sold by Paul Rosenberg to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, in 1946 where it still resides. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Archival Sources: RG 260 M1943 Reel 16 NARA; Bundesarchiv, B323/288; RA 1, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 92 x 73 cm
Intake place: BNCI Libourne
Intake date: 1940-00-00
Transfer place: Jeu de Paume
Transfer date: 1941-09-06
Transfer place: H G.
Transfer date: 1942-07-24
Transfer place: Raphael Gerard
Transfer date: 1942-10-27
Transfer place: Benatov
Transfer date: 1942-12-08
Transfer place: Raphael Gerard
Transfer date: 1944-12-29
Restituted? Yes