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Lot 697: Joan Miró (1893-1983)

Est: £6,000 GBP - £8,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sFebruary 10, 2005London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Les essencies de la terra
signed and dated 'Miró 3/IX/68' (lower right); titled 'Les essencies de la terra' (centre)
wash and pen and India ink on paper
19 1/2 x 15 in. (48.8 x 38 cm.)
Executed on 3 September 1968

Artist or Maker


Sala Gaspar, Barcelona.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1970s.


This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Jacques Dupin, dated Paris, 25 novembre 2004.

Jacques Dupin suggested that this work is a preparatory study for the title page of the illustrated book Les essencies de la terra, by Juan Perrucho, published in Barcelona in 1968 by Ediciones Polígrafa.

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Auction Details

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

February 10, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK