JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)
Title: Composition X, from: The Egyptian Woman Passes | Passage de l’égyptienne, 1979/1985
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint on Japan Nacré Paper
Paper size: 60 x 42.5 cm. / 23.6 x 16.7 in.
Additional Information: This original etching and aquatint 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 115, in the lower left image. There were also ten artist’s proofs numbered with Roman numerals and a further 21 hors commerce [out of trade] impressions inscribed with the alphabet from A to U.
This work is the tenth composition from the ‘Passage de l’égyptienne’ [The Egyptian Woman Passes] suite of twenty six etchings.
It was printed by Atelier Morsang, Paris in 1979 and published by Robert Lydie Dutrou, Paris in 1985.
The subject was created in the final years of the artist’s life and the etchings were signed by the artist in his studio in Palma, Majorca in 1979. The works were published in 1985, after his death. The series was to illustrate the the book by Pieyre de Mandiargues
Literature: 1. Dupin, J. (2001). Miró Engraver, Vol. IV 1976-1983. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 1191
2. Cramer, P. (1989). Miró: Catalogue des Livres Ilustrées. Paris: Edition Cramer.
Reference: Cramer 257
Condition: Very good condition. The sheet is very lightly toned. Pale backboard staining, verso.