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Painting

Joan Miró (Spanish, Barcelona 1893–1983 Palma de Mallorca)

Date:
1927
Medium:
Tempera and oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (73 x 92.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Pierre Matisse, in memory of Pierre Loeb, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.207
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Miro./ 1927.
    (verso): Joan Miró/ 1927.

  • Provenance

    [Galerie Pierre (Pierre Loeb), Paris, until 1928; gift to Matisse]; Pierre Matisse, New York (1928–84; gift to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Joan Miró, 1923–1927," April 19–May 14, 1949, no. 8 or 10 (as "Painting").

    Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. "L'Aventure de Pierre Loeb: La Galerie Pierre, Paris, 1924–1964," June 7–September 16, 1979, no. 137 (lent from a private collection, New York).

    Brussels. Musée d'Ixelles. "L'Aventure de Pierre Loeb: La Galerie Pierre, Paris, 1924–1964," October 4–December 23, 1979, no. 137.

    Barcelona. Fundació Joan Miró. "Joan Miró: Anys 20. Mutació de la Realitat," May–June 1983, no. 103 (lent by Pierre Matisse, New York).

    Madrid. Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneo. "Joan Miró: Años 20. Mutación de la realidad," June–July 1983, no. 96 (lent by Pierre Matisse, New York).

    Stockholm. Moderna Museet. "Joan Miró: Creator of New Worlds," May 16–August 30, 1998, no. 25.

    Humlebaek. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. "Joan Miró," September 18, 1998–January 10, 1999, no. 22.

    New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "Pierre Matisse and His Artists," February 14–May 19, 2002, no. 4.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Collection," May 18–September 12, 2004, no catalogue.

    Paris. Mona Bismarck Foundation. "Pierre Matisse, passeur passionné: Un marchand d'art et ses artistes," October 20, 2005–January 14, 2006, unnumbered cat. (p. 129).

    Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, extended to September 9, 2007, no. 48.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Miró: The Dutch Interiors," October 5, 2010–January 17, 2011, no catalogue.

  • References

    Jacques Dupin. Joan Miró: Life and Work. New York, [1962] (French ed., 1961), p. 512, no. 146, ill.

    Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 135, colorpl. 113.

    Pierre Matisse. Letter to Albert Loeb. March 21, 1988 [Archives Albert Loeb, Paris; published in Ref. Pratt 2007, p. 85; excerpt published in Ref. Loeb 1997, p. 22 and in English transl. in Ref. Beaumelle 2004, p. 337].

    Sonia and Albert Loeb. Il y a cent ans... Pierre et Edouard Loeb naissaient le 24 septembre 1897. Exh. cat., Galerie Albert Loeb. Paris, 1997, p. 22, ill.

    Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong Mainaud. Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné. Paintings. Vol. 1, 1908–1930. [Paris], 1999, p. 188, no. 248, ill. (color).

    John Russell. Matisse: Father & Son. New York, 1999, p. 111.

    William M. Griswold and Jennifer Tonkovich. Pierre Matisse and His Artists. Exh. cat., The Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 34–35, no. 4, ill. (color).

    Agnès de la Beaumelle in Joan Miró, 1917–1934. Ed. Agnès de la Beaumelle. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 2004, p. 337.

    William S. Lieberman in "Selections from the Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 61 (Spring 2004), pp. 14–15, ill. (color).

    Jonathan Pascoe Pratt in La Colección Pierre y Maria Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York/ The Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Museo Picasso Málaga. Málaga, 2007, pp. 84–85, 196, no. 48, ill. pp. 148 (color), 196.

    Pierre Schneider in La Colección Pierre y Maria Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York/ The Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Museo Picasso Málaga. Malaga, 2007, p. 25, ill. (cover of Exh. New York 1949 cat.).

    Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. New York, 2009, p. 11, fig. 15 (color).

    Karen Wilkin. "Miró's 'Dutch Interiors'." New Criterion 29 (November 2010), p. 42.

  • See also
483042

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