7 May 2009
Joan Miro (1893-1983)
Femme et papillon
signed 'Miró' (center left)
oil on burlap laid down on board
9 3/8 x 6¼ in. (23.8 x 15.9 cm.)
Painted in Varengeville, November 1939
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Mrs. Whitney Allen, Rochester, New York (by 1962).
Helen Taggart Taylor; Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 November 2001, lot 279.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Tel: +1 212 636 2050
J. Dupin, Joan Miró, Life and Work, New York, 1962, p. 541, no. 529 (illustrated).
J. Dupin and A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné, Paintings, Paris, 2000, vol. II, p. 225, no. 619 (illustrated).
Looking back on a week of auctions that featured masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Revealed in public for the first time in almost 130 years, Chatterboxes offers an exciting missing link between French and British Impressionism
From industrial landscapes to desert vistas via Paris and abstraction, illustrated with works from The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection and our American Art sale
Specialist Imogen Kerr on why the artist wanted everyone to be able to own one of his works
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, Design specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp