Joan Miro (1893 - 1983)
Medium: Original Etching & Aquatint, 1959, in colours , Blue, Red and Black, , on Japan paper, signed by the artist in pencil
Size: Sheet size : 17 x 23.5 Plate size: 14.7 x 11 cms
Published by: Louis Broder, Paris.
Printed by: Crommelynck and Dutrou, Paris.
Edition: 1/XV. There was also an edition of 50 on Rives paper.and 8 on parchment.
Condition: In very good condition but with slight yellowing of the outer margins.
References: Jaques Dupin “Miro Engraveur” (Catalogue Raisonne) - Volume II- Number 455
Patrick Cramer “Joan Miro: The Illustrated books” Number 54, page 154
Note: This was part of a large series.
There was one etching & aquatint printed in colours pulled in 5 different states
There were three etching & aquatints printed in colours
There was one etching & aquatint printed in colours published 7 different states with different colour combinations (From which our example comes). In my view the blue is the most attractive of the entire series
1) Merrill Chase Gallery Chicago, IL (Their label verso). Merrill Chase Galleries was an Art Dealership in Chicago. It was started in 1964 by Robert Merrill Chase Sr., and his father, Merrill Chase. By 1978 it had more than 150 employees and 13 galleries, and was among the largest organizations of its kind in the United States
2) Private Collection: Jacksonville, FL.