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Joan Miro (1893 – 1983)
Title: Femme Oiseau
Woman and Bird
Medium: Original drawing in pencil with green coloured crayon, on light brown coloured centrally indentured paper signed recto. (The indenture measures 160 x 180 mms) Dated and titled verso: “14/IV/77 Femme”. The verso of the piece shows that it was made on the frontispiece of a book and illustrates the Coat of Arms of the City of Segovia.
Size: Paper size: 220 x 310 mms (8 ⅝” x 12 ¼” inches)
References: Jacques Dupin: “Joan Miro: Catalogue Raisonne . Drawings” Volume V, Number 3387 (Published in Paris: by Daniel Lelong in 2015)
Authentication: The ADOM certificate form this item was lost by the previous owner. We submitted the work to ADOM for verification and they have provided an alternative document hypothecating the work dated 21st November 2017. This is a photo-document referring to the lost certificate dated 18th May 1992. Our present document cancels the previous certificate.
Note: This is a typical surrealistic piece by this artist showing the recognisable forms of the titled woman and bird. It is quite usual for Miro to use paper which is not fresh. We have seen drawings on letters and all manner of other pieces of paper and objects. The indenture of this work obviously appealed to him and is an interesting addition to the work.
Galeria Alfredo Melgar, Madrid
Sala d’Art Era Bauro, Andorra la Vella
Private Spanish Collection
Fairhead Fine Art Limited, London