6 February 2007
Joan Miró (1893-1983)
signed 'Miró' (centre right); signed, dated and titled 'Miró, "Fête" 20/9/37. M.' (on the reverse)
watercolour, wash and brush and ink on paper
29½ x 41½ in. (75.4 x 105.3 cm.)
Executed on 20 September 1937
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (no. JM284; titled 'Holiday').
Acquavella Modern Art, Reno, Nevada (no. 239; titled 'Tete' [sic]). Bauhaus Co., Ltd., Tokyo (titled 'Tete' [sic]).
Galerie Deux, Tokyo.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001.
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Yokohama Museum of Art, Joan Miró Centennial Exhibition: The Pierre Matisse Collection, January - March 1992, no. 41 (illustrated).
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