Samuel Courtauld and Paul Gauguin
- July 28, 2014
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Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947) was a pioneering art collector, one of the first to show interest in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and acquiring the majority of his collection in a short period from 1923 to 1930. He assembled one of the first major groups of works by artist Paul Gauguin. Courtauld bought his first Gauguin paintings in 1923. He purchased Bathers at Tahiti, 1897 and Haymaking, or The Haystacks, 1889, for £1,500. A few years later he sold Bathers in Tahiti. Courtauld purchased Martinique Landscape, 1887, the earliest of the paintings in his collection, in 1928 and sold it within about three years. Courtauld also owned two of Gauguin’s Tahitian paintings, …..