THE ART NEWSPAPER | Martin Bailey:
The skeleton of Paul Gauguin’s father has been found in a very remote site in Chile, near Antarctica. Clovis Gauguin died in 1849 on a journey from France to Peru. The discovery of his bones is reported in a new book by the art historian Caroline Boyle-Turner.
Clovis Gauguin fled France for political reasons with his wife Aline and their two young children, Marie and Paul (he was then aged 14 months). They sailed on the French ship Albert, bound for Lima, where Aline had relatives. On 30 October 1849 the vessel reached the Chilean fort of Fuerte Bulnes, in the Straits of Magellan… Read more
Image: The site of the Chilean fortress of Fuerte Bulnes