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

Title: Composition IX, from: The Essences of the Earth | Les Essencies de la Terra, 1968

Technique: Unique Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph with Hand-colouring 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 unique works. In this particular example the black crayon drawing is particularly extensive.
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.

Provenance: Private collection, New York.

Literature: Mourlot, F. & Leiris, M. (1977). Joan Miró: Der Lithograph, Vol. III 1964-1969. Geneva: Weber.
Reference: Mourlot 514