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

Title: Composition IV, from: Etchings for an Exhibition | Planche IV : Gravures Pour Une Exposition, 1973

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 63 x 90.8 cm. / 24.8 x 35.8 in.
Image size: 34.5 x 68.5 cm. / 13.6 x 27 in.

Additional Information: This original etching and aquatint in colours is monogrammed in pencil by the artist “M” at lower right corner.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 75, at the lower left corner.
It was printed by Morsang, Paris and published by Pierre Matisse, New York in 1973 in a limited edition of 75 impressions. There were also a 15 hors commerce [Out of Trade] proofs aside the standard edition.
This is the fourth composition (of four) etchings produced by the artist on the occasion of the 1973 exhibition “Miró, paintings, gouaches, sobreteixims, sculpture and etchings” held at Pierre Matisse, New York. The suite also included one lithograph.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower left corner.

Provenance: Private collection, Beverly Hills, CA

1, Dupin, J. (1991). Miró Engraver, Vol. III 1973-1975. Paris: Éditeur Daniel Lelong.
Reference: Dupin 609.
2. Cramer, P. (1989). Miró: Catalogue des Livres Ilustrées. Paris: Edition Cramer.
Reference: Cramer 174.

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet it very slightly toned. The upper margin with slight rippling. Remnants of hinging tape, verso.