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Femme Dans La Nuit by JOAN MIRO

JOAN MIRO

(SPANISH, 1893 - 1983)

Femme Dans La Nuit , 1945

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

51.14 in. (129.90 cm.) (height) by 64.02 in. (162.60 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed, titled and dated 'Miró 22-3-45' femme dans la nuit' on the reverse

Exhibited:

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Joan Miró, June - November 1962, no. 77 New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Joan Miró, October 18 - November 18, 1972, no. 49, n.p. (illustrated on cover) Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Passioni d’Arte: da Picasso a Warhol, Capolavori del collezionismo in Ticino, September 22 – December 8, 2002, pp. 214, 322 (illustrated, p. 215) Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Calder/Miró, May 2 - September 5, 2004, no. 136, pp. 20, 255, 291 (illustrated, p. 212)

Literature:

Jacques Dupin, Miró, Paris, 1961, no. 651, p. 355 (illustrated, p. 534) Jacques Lassaigne, Miró, Geneva, 1963, p. 139 (illustrated, p. 94) Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné. Paintings, vol. III, Paris, 2001, no. 751, p. 75 (illustrated)

Provenance:

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (inv. no. 1879) (acquired directly from the artist by 1947) Carlo Bilotti, Rome and New York (acquired from the above on January 18, 1972) Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York (acquired from the above shortly afterwards) Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner circa 1973, and thence by descent

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