• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 520

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Personnages, oiseau, étoile

    Price Realised  

    Joan Miró (1893-1983)
    Personnages, oiseau, étoile
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Miró. 1944. personnages, oiseau, étoile' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    6 3/8 x 36 5/8 in. (16.2 x 93 cm.)
    Painted in 1944


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    Provenance

    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (no. 26557).
    Acquavella Galleries, New York (no. 765).
    Galerie Larock-Granoff, Paris.
    Galerie Lelong, Paris.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct dimensions are 8¾ x 39 in. (22.2 x 99 cm.)


    Literature

    J. Dupin & A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, Paintings, 1942-1955, Paris, 2001, no. 723 (illustrated p. 57).


    Exhibited

    Yokohama, Museum of Art, Joan Miró, Centennial Exhibition: The Pierre Matisse Collection, 1992, no. 59 (illustrated p. 98).