Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana) 

by Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin traveled to rural France and then abroad in search of inspiration for his art. His quest took the former stockbroker to the French regions of Brittany and Provence, to Panama and Martinique, and finally to Tahiti and the Marquesas in the South Pacific. This stately portrait of Gauguin’s young Tahitian [i]vahine[/i] (lover), Tehamana, is perhaps a farewell, sin...
Size: 
75 × 53 cm (29 1/2 × 20 7/8 in.)
Medium: 
Oil on jute canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago