JOAN MIRO 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)
Title: Composition VIII, from: The Essences of the Earth | Les Essencies de la Terra, 1968
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph with Hand-colouring in India Ink on Japon Nacré Paper
Paper size: 49.5 x 36 cm. / 19.4 x 13.9 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph with hand-colouring is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Miró” at the lower right image.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 100, at the lower left margin.
Our impression is one of 100 impressions with additional hand colouring by the artist. Each one of them slightly different creating unqiue works.
It is part of the “Les Essències de la Terra” [The Essence of the Earth] a portfolio of nine plates Miró realised to illustrate Juan Perucho’s book of eight Old Catalan texts.
The lithograph was printed in 1970 by Atelier Mourlot, Paris and published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona in the same year.
Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1977). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. III 1964-1969. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 513
Condition: Very good condition. Minor staining in the lower right corner.