Portrait of a Child, 1881
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903)
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Mrs. Blakemore Wheeler 1964.31.28


This is another little gem of a painting; small in size, with a lot of presence. Major improvement is anticipated with cleaning and frame modification.

Currently, there is a thin layer of natural resin varnish on the surface of the painting which is discolored and uneven. Even worse, a significant grime layer coats the varnish. All this can be reversed with the removal of the grime and discolored varnish. Any losses will be inpainted.

A new frame is required for this painting to be exhibited in the galleries. If you’re interested in supporting this additional, but equally important endeavor, please contact us!