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Inscription

on reverse:~MIRO 26/I/68 / LE VOL DE LA / LIBELLULE / DEVANT LE / SOLEIL; NO. 119~

Provenance

(Galerie Maeght, Zürich); purchased May 1974 by Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Mit dem auge des kindes: Kinderzeichnung und moderne Kunst [The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and the Modern Artist], Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Kunstmuseum Bern, 1995, no. 6.17, repro.
2006
Joan Miró, 1956-1983. Sentiment, emoció, gest, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2006-2007, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2011
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape, Tate, London; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2011-2012, not in catalogue (shown only in Washington).
Bibliography
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 271, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: repro. 112, 113.