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John La Farge
Portrait of Faase, The Taupo of Fagaloa Bay, Samoa, 1891
Watercolor and gouache on board
19 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches
Signed and inscribed at lower right: Taupo Faase Janry 1891 / Near Vaiala John LaFarge / Samoa

PROVENANCE
[Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1900]; to
[Theodore-Charles-Ange Coquelin, Paris, France, circa 1903-07]; to
The artist, 1907;
[American Art Association-Anderson Art Galleries New York, March 9, 1910, 96]; to
Mrs. Edwin C. Moran, New York; to
Estate of Mrs. Edwin C. Moran, New York; to
[James Graham & Sons, New York, 1966];
[Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Dec. 1 2004, lot no. 19]; to
Private collection, until the present

EXHIBITED

Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1893 (as Portrait of Faase, The Taupo, or Official Virgin of Fangoloa [sic] Bay, and her Duenna. Samoa) // American Society of Painters in Water Colors, Exhibition of American Society of Painters in Water Colors, New York, 1893, no. 309 (as Portrait of Faase, the Taupo of Fagaloa Bay, Samoa) // Durand and Ruel, New York, 1895, no. 11 // Montross Gallery, New York; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1901, Catalogue of Works by John La Farge, 1901, no. 83 // M. Knoedler & Co., 1909, Exhibition of Glass, Oil and Water Color Paintings and Sketches by John La Farge N.A., no. 29 // James Graham & Sons, New York, 1966, John La Farge, no. 43 // The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1966-1967, 200 Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society, no. 64 (as A Taupo and her Duenna Awaiting the Approach of a Young Chief) // National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987-1988, John La Farge, no. 77, illus. in color p. 109 (as A Taupo and her Duenna Awaiting the Approach of a Young Chief) // The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois, 1990-1991, John La Farge: Watercolors and Drawings, no. 95, illus. in color (as Portrait of Faase, the Taupo of the Fagaloa Bay, Samoa (A Taupo and her Duenna Await the Approach of a Young Chief)) // Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, 1998, Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge, p. 79, illus. in color p. 81, fig. 105

RECORDED

“Pictures by John La Farge,” The New York Times, January 25, 1901, p. 7 // “Exhibitions Now On,” American Art News, March 16, 1907, p. 6 // John La Farge, Reminiscences of the South Seas, (1916), illustrated in color p. 121 (as Samoan Courtship. Faase, The Taupo or Official Virgin and her Duenna Wait Modestly for the Approach of a Young Chief) // Henry Adams, Evelyne de Chazeaux (trans.), Lettres des Mers du Sud (1974), illus. in color opp. p. 94 // Barbara Dayer Gallati, “The Watercolors of John La Farge,” The Magazine Antiques, no. 132, December 1987, p. 129 // James L. Yarnall, “John La Farge and Henry Adams in the South Seas,” American Art Journal (1988), pp. 67-68

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