Period Paintings

Bernard Taurelle
French, B. 1931 –
Barque Sur La Berge
Oil on canvas
38 by 51 in. W/frame 43 by 56 in.

Inventory Number: Art T41
Arnold Marc Gorter
Dutch, 1866-1933
An Autumn Landscape
Oil on canvas
26 ¼ by 33 ¾ in. W/frame 35 ¾ by 43 ¼ in.

Inventory Number: Art G176
Denes Holesch
Hungarian, 1910-1983
Lucha de Toros
Oil on canvas

Inventory Number: Art H370
Louis Fabricant
American, 20th Century
Female Nude in Interior
Gouache on paper
17 by 14 in. W/frame 23 by 20 in.

Inventory Number: Art F468
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
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
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
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
John Joseph Enneking
American, 1841-1916
Mount Chocorou, New Hampshire
Oil on canvas
18 by 24 in. W/frame 26 by 32 in.

Inventory Number: Art E110
Claude Venard
French, 1913-1997
Oil on canvas
29 ½ by 29 ½ in. W/frame 38 ½ by 38 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art V63