25 September 2003
After a Design by Joan Miro (1893-1983)
with artist's name 'J. MIRO' (in the weave on the reverse)
wool pile tapestry
78 x 59½ in. (198 x 151.4 cm.)
Au Pont des Arts, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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