7 May 2008,
Price realised USD 409,000
USD 250,000 - USD 350,000
Joan Miro (1893-1983)
signed 'Miró' (lower right); dated twice '9/I/70.' (on the reverse)
gouache, watercolor, pastel and brush and India ink on paper
16½ x 25¼ in. (41.9 x 64.1 cm.)
Executed on 9 January 1970
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Pierre Matisse, New York (acquired from the artist).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Jacques Dupin has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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