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'Faa Iheihe' was painted in Tahiti, where Gauguin spent his last years. It seems to represent an earthly paradise of men and women in harmony with nature. Indeed, it has sometimes been subtitled 'Tahitian Pastoral'. Gauguin found great inspiration in Tahiti, and wrote in 1898, 'Each day – my latest important paintings attest to this – I realise that I have not yet said all there is to say here in Tahiti .
Oil on canvas
H 54 x W 169.5 cm
Presented by Lord Duveen 1919