4 November 2009
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN ESTATE
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
Signes et figurations
signed 'Miró' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated 'Joan Miró. "Signes et Figurations" 26/12/35.' (on the reverse)
watercolor and brush and India ink over pencil on paper
13 3/8 x 17¾ in. (34 x 45.1 cm.)
Painted on 26 December 1935
Valentine Gallery, New York (by 1948).
Acquired by the family of the late owner, by 1993.
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Boston, The Institute of Modern Art, date unknown (titled Les Baigneuses).
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Joan Miró, A Tribute to Philip R. Adams, December 1993-March 1994 (titled Normandy Beach).
Jacques Dupin has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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