Level Third floor, room Van Gogh and his contemporaries
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Title, dedication, signature and date bottom right: les misérables / à l'ami Vincent / P. Gauguin 88
English: Gauguin saw Victor Hugo's Valjean, rejected by society, as a symbol of the misunderstood and rejected, like Bernard, Van Gogh and himself. Note the sharply contrasting background, which Gauguin declared to "refer to artistic purity".