Description: JOAN MIRO
Femme, Oiseau, Etoiles (Woman, Bird, Stars), 1942
pencil, pastel, India ink and watercolor on paper, signed lower right, signed, titled, dated 1942 and inscribed 'Palma Majorque'on the reverse.
11 7/8 x 8
Provenance: Henry Mc Bride, New York; Anita Friedman Fine Arts, New York; Mrs. Vera G. List, prominent Contemporary Art Collector and Philanthropist, New York, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut; to her granddaughter, the present owner, Connecticut.
Other Notes: This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity from the ADOM, dated Paris, 3 Mai 96, and is included in Dupin et A. Lelong-Mainaud, Miró Drawings II, Catalogue raisonné. Paris, 2010, vol. 2, no. 920.
Condition: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Excellent/Very Good
There are pin holes from the artist on the four corners and two sides for a total of 6.
The work has 2 small archival hinges at the top which are attached to a linen board.
The board appears to be original, as there are also two pieces of remnant non archival tape about 1 inch by 3 inches in the center of the work which are no longer attached to the board. These do not appear to have affected the front of the work at all, but will need probably to be removed by a paper conservator. Please contact us if you would like to see additional photos.
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