3 February 2010
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
signed 'Miró' (lower right); signed, dated and numbered 'MIRÓ. 3/III/74 4/11/41 10' (on the reverse)
oil and pencil on masonite
5½ x 30 5/8 in. (14 x 77.8 cm.)
Painted on 4 November 1941 and 3 March 1974
Galerie Maeght, Paris & Zurich (no. 14173).
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1993, lot 277.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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J. Dupin & A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue raisonné, vol. V, Paintings, 1969-1975, Paris, 2003, no. 1612 (illustrated p. 212).
Paris, Grand Palais, Joan Miró, 1974, no. 181 (illustrated p. 141).
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