• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 368

    Joaquin Mir i Trinxet (Spanish, 1873-1940)

    Tarragona, Spain

    Price Realised  


    Joaquin Mir i Trinxet (Spanish, 1873-1940)
    Tarragona, Spain
    signed 'j mir' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30¾ x 69 in. (78.2 x 175.2 cm.)

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    Joaquin Mir i Trinxet was a member of 'la Colla del Safra' (the Colour of Saffron), a group of young Catalan artists who painted the fields and villages of the countryside outside Barcelona. The group were recognised for their innovative experimentation and modern techniques particularly seen in their use of colour. The new availability of tubes of paint allowed the artist to paint freely in the open air with no need for the preparation and mixing of colours that had previously been necessary in the more restricted environment of the studio; this led to a freedom of style and brushstroke typical of the Post-Impressionists.

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    Acquired by Don Bartolomé March Servera for Sa Torre Cega, Cala Ratjada, Mallorca, circa 1970.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the size of this painting is 38¾ x 69 in. (98.5 x 175.2 cm.), and not as printed in the catalogue.