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Joan Miró, Le Marechal des Logis (The Sergeant), 1978

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:Le Marechal des Logis (The Sergeant), 1978
Medium:Color Etching & Aquatint
Image:41 7/8 in x 29 1/2 in (106.4 cm x 74.9 cm)
Sheet:41 7/8 in x 29 1/2 in (106.4 cm x 74.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 55 in x 46 in (106.4 cm x 116.8 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in white crayon on the image in the center lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in white crayon in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5093
USD $34,000 GBP £25,500

Historical Description

A powerful black figure stares out from the composition emoting authority and confidence. Aptly titled Le Marechal des Logis (The Sergeant) a badge of accolades is present in vibrant primary colors, just under an eye which stares out intimidatingly. Best known for his playful compositions, Miró in this work takes a serious turn, which makes for a rare work in his oeuvre and a must have for any collection.

Created in 1978, this color etching and aquatint is hand signed in white crayon by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in the lower right. Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Morsang, Paris, this work is numbered from the edition of 50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró The Sergeant (Le Marechal des Logis), 1978 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver: 1976-1893, Vol. IV. Paris: Daniel LeLong Éditeur, 2001.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró The Sergeant (Le Marechal des Logis), 1978 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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