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Signed, titled and dated on the reverse: Miro 1944 femme et oiseaux dans la nuit

Oil on canvas (unstretched)

57.8 x 46.4 cm (22 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

Provenance :

The Artist, 1944
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Doreen « Drue » Mary Heinz
Drue Heinz Trust, Pittsburgh
Museum of Modern Art, New York (by bequest from the above; inventory number MoMA A399.2018)

Exhibited :

New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni, May–June 1960, no. 117, titled Femmes, oiseau, et serpent
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Joan Miró, October–November 1972, no. 47, ill. in color, titled Women, Bird and Serpent in front of the Sun

Literature :

A. Cirici-Pellicer, Miró y la imaginación, Barcelona, Ediciones Omega, 1949, no. 53, ill., titled La mujer y el pajaro en la noche
J. Dupin, Joan Miró: Leben und Werk, Cologne, Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1961, no. 621, p. 531, ill.
J. Dupin and A. Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue Raisonné Paintings III, 1942–1955, vol. III, Paris, Successió Miró, 2001, no. 714, p. 52, ill.