European Paintings

Denes Holesch
Hungarian, 1910-1983
Lucha de Toros
Oil on canvas


Inventory Number: Art H370
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Marcel Vertes
French, 1895-1961
Lady Riding a Horse
Gouache & charcoal on board
19 by 23 ½ in. W/frame 27 by 31 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art V64
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Joan Miro
Spanish, 1893–1983
Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier, 1963
Lithograph in colors
16 by 12 7/8 in. W/frame 28 by 24 7/8 in.

Charming and playful, Joan Miró Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener), 1963 retains a sense of childlike innocence and joy. What appear as erratic lines are, in fact, strategic scribbles, carefully placed to evoke a sense of childlike creativity. Miró places bold black lines against yellow, green, and red patches as, through abstraction, we begin to witness the transformation of these colors into curious figures. Perhaps most notable is the rich sense of crayon-like texture that Miró achieves in this print, which further contributes to its youthful feel.

Created in 1963, this work is one of a series of nine lithographs produced for the portfolio Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier (I Work Like a Gardener). Printed by Mourlot, this work is an artist's proof annotated 'EA' (Épreuve d'Artiste) in pencil in the lower left (aside from the edition of 145). Hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right, this work was published by XXe Siècle, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró I Work Like a Gardener (Je Travaille Comme un Jardinier), 1963 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):

Maeght Editeur. Joan Miró Lithographs, vol. II, Maeght Editeur: Paris, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 370 on pg. 231 and detailed on pg. 223.

Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 85 on pg. 232-3.



Inventory Number: Art M354
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Willering Epko
Dutch-French, B.1928
Children at Play
Oil on canvas
26 by 32 in. W/frame 34 x 40 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Ar E107
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Jacques Bouyssou
French, 1926-1997
Hotel de Ville, Paris
Oil on canvas
24 by 29 in. W/frame 33 by 38 in.

Inventory Number: At B213
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Claude Venard
French, 1913-1997
Venice
Oil on canvas
29 ½ by 29 ½ in. W/frame 38 ½ by 38 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art V63
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Charles Levier
French, 1920-2004
A Vase of Flowers
Oil on canvas
40 by 30 in. w/frame 48 by 38 in.

Inventory Number: Art L42
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Huib Van Vugt
Dutch, 1923-2008
Green Apples
Oil on canvas
31 by 39 in. W/frame 33 by 41 in.

Inventory Number: Art V60
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Frédéric François Menguy
French,1927-2007
Apres le Bain
Oil on canvas
25-1/2" x 36-1/4" Frame measures 32" x 42-1/2"

Inventory Number: Art M87
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Jean Dufy
French, 1888-1964
L’Oree du Bois
Oil on canvas
31 ¾ in. by 25 1/2 in., W/frame 43 in. by 37 in.

Literature: Bailly, Jacques. Catalogue Raisonne of Jean Dufy's Work, vol. 2. Paris: Editions Jacques Bailly, 2010, p. 164, no. B 922.



Inventory Number: Art D265
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