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The Blue Dog by Joan Miró

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Edition Size: 300

Sheet Size: 84 x 63 cm


Condition: Good

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JOAN MIRO 1893-1983 Montroig 1893- 1983 Mallorca (Spanish)

Title: The Blue Dog | Le chien bleu, 1959

Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Etching with Aquatint in colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 84 x 63 cm. / 33 x 24.8 in.

Image size: 61 x 47.5 cm. / 24 x 18.7 in.

Additional Information: This etching and aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Miró”, in the lower right margin. It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 300, in the lower left margin. This work was printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris and published by Maeght, Paris in 1959. The paper bears the partial BFK watermark in the lower right corner and the blind stamp of the printer in the lower left corner.

Note: This work is based on an untitled painting from 1949 by Miró (which is recorded in the catalogue raisonné of painting Dupin 725). It demonstrates Miró’s humorous and surreal imagery, incorporating the artist’s signature bold line and colouring with a delicate wash for the background. The eponymous dog, viewed from several angles in different scales.

Literature: Derrière le Miroir No. 92-93: 10 Ans d’Edition – Maeght Editeur – 1946-1956, 1956, Maeght Editeur, Paris, Addendum 1959. Reference: Maeght 1714

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale mount staining to the outer margins. Remnants of hinging tape, verso.


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Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Spanish artist who was known for his abstract and surrealist artwork. He was active in the printmaking medium, creating lithographs, etchings, and linocuts. Miró’s prints often feature biomorphic shapes, bold colours and abstract patterns that are inspired by nature, and the subconscious mind.

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