19 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
Joan Miro (1893-1983)
Plate 1, from La Mélodie Acide (Mourlot 1212; cf. Cramer books 248)
lithograph in colours, 1980, on Japon nacré, inscribed H.C., a hors commerce copy (Mourlot calls for 11 numbered A-K), aside from the edition of 101 (there were also 7 numbered in Roman numerals and 26 lettered A-Z), published by Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A., Barcelona, the full sheet, a very small area of surface abrasion in the upper margin, creases to the extreme upper and lower left sheet tips, otherwise in very good condition
L. 200 x 153 mm., S. 335 x 255 mm.
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