Gauguin’s Daughter, Aline Gauguin
- September 24, 2014
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Paul Gauguin had only one daughter with his wife Mette, Aline. She was Gauguin’s second child with Mette, born December 24, 1877 and named after his mother, Aline Maria Chazal. Aline was reportedly one of Gauguin’s two favorite children. In 1893, Gauguin created a little scrapbook for Aline, which he filled with press clippings, prints, sketches and personal reflections. Unfortunately, Aline died before Gauguin was able to give her the book. In January of 1897, at the young age of 19, Aline suffered pneumonia and died. Gauguin did not receive the news until April. From Tahiti, Gauguin wrote to Daniel de Monfreid, “Your letter arrived at the same time as …..