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Joan Miro (1893 – 1983)


Title:  Le Marteau sans maitre (D.946) (S.8461)

The hammer without master

Medium: Original Etching with aquatint 1976,  in colours,  on Arches wove our iil paper,  signed by the artist in pencil

Size:  Paper size: 440 x 675 mms; Plate Size : 280 x 225 mms ;

Reference:  Jacques Dupin “Miro Graveur” (Catalogue Raisonne ) ( Volume IV, pages 34/40) Number 946

Patrick Cramer “Joan Miro, The Illustrated Books” – Number 216 (pages 532/5)

Edition:   HC 13/25

There was a total signed edition of 215 proofs consisting of:

25 Hors Commerce proofs, marked HC and numbered from 1 to 25 (From which our example comes)

125 proofs numbered from 1 to 125

15 Exemplaires de Chapelle for collaborators

50 proofs, numbered from I to L, with a suite of 26 etchings on Japan Nacre paper

Printed by: Morning, Paris

Publisher: Le Vent d’Arles, Paris, 1976

Note: The etching was published in the page book “Le Marteaux sans Maitre” by Rene Char in 1976. It came in a portfolio of 26 etchings all printed in colours.

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