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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 281

    Joan Miro (1893-1983)

    Femme et papillon

    Price Realised  

    Joan Miro (1893-1983)
    Femme et papillon
    signed 'Miró' (center left)
    oil on burlap laid down on board
    9 3/8 x 6¼ in. (23.8 x 15.9 cm.)
    Painted in Varengeville, November 1939


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    Provenance

    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
    Mrs. Whitney Allen, Rochester, New York (by 1962).
    Helen Taggart Taylor; Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 November 2001, lot 279.


    Literature

    J. Dupin, Joan Miró, Life and Work, New York, 1962, p. 541, no. 529 (illustrated).
    J. Dupin and A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné, Paintings, Paris, 2000, vol. II, p. 225, no. 619 (illustrated).