Paul Gauguin: The Discovery of Two Photographs

Galerie DANIEL BLAU and Galerie MEYER – Oceanic Art present an exhibition of early photographs of Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. DANIEL BLAU takes great pleasure in unveiling two unknown photographs of the painter PAUL GAUGUIN taken by Jules Agostini on July 19th, 1896 at Venus Point on the island of Tahiti.


Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art

17 Rue des Beaux-Arts

Paris 75006 France

TEL: 01 43 54 85 74



Further Information

The below document provides a description and timeline of our discovery of the two, only known, photographs showing Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia.



Television Reportage

France O covers the discovery on television on 18th November. Please fast forward to Minute 10:15 to view the footage:

France O on Gauguin photographs


Press Coverage

Scott Reyburn, 2. December 2016, International New York Times

Photos, Perhaps, Show a Rare Glimpse of Gauguin in Tahiti


 press new york times gaugin in tahiti