National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Head of a Catalan Peasant Joan Miró (artist)
Spanish, 1893 - 1983
Head of a Catalan Peasant, 1924
oil and crayon on canvas
overall: 146 x 114.2 cm (57 1/2 x 44 15/16 in.) framed: 175.9 x 143.5 x 10.1 cm (69 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 4 in.)
Gift of the Collectors Committee
1981.9.1
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From the Collectors Committee Gifts
Object 11 of 56

Provenance

(Galerie Pierre, Paris), by October 1934.[1] private collection, Switzerland. (Galerie Marie-Louise Jeanneret, Geneva). (Paul Haim, Paris); purchased 1980 by (Acquavella Galleries, New York);[2] purchased 10 February 1981 by NGA.

[1] Carolyn Lanchner, Joan Miró, exh. cat. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993: 378, no. 39, gives this date, likely because Galerie Pierre lent the painting to an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich that opened then. Galerie Pierre also lent the painting to the 1936 International Surrealist exhibition, but Pierre Loeb closed his gallery in 1939 and did not re-open it until 1945. It is not yet known when the painting left his possession and was acquired by the Swiss private collection.

[2] This information was provided by Acquavella Galleries in July 2004 (see notes of a phone conversation between Acquavella Galleries and NGA intern Jennifer Sudul, in NGA curatorial files).

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