La Famille

Trapezoidal plank cut off in an irregular manner; burned-in inscription on the back "Ne pas mettre aux glissoires" and "uies". The board had been a cover on a box of parasols and umbrellas. Contours cut with a knife, shallow areas show marks left by iron nails, which had been driven in after the cutting of the block. It is highly probable that Gauguin nailed the block to a support during the printing of the few images he took from this block. Wood is warped along the tree-growth annual rings and the rings have risen to such a degree that color cannot be applied evenly to the block. The carved area is on the inside of the warped plank.

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