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Joan Miró

Portrait of Josep F. Ràfols

1917

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  • Artist Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
  • Title Portrait of Josep F. Ràfols
  • Date 1917
  • Medium Oil on paper on cradled board
  • Dimensions unframed | 29 7/8 x 21 1/4 in.
    framed | 39 7/16 x 31 1/8 x 3 3/16 in.
  • Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg, Jr., 1961
  • Object number WU 3932

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1917
Artist

c. 1918–May 14, 1952
Josep F. Ràfols (1889–1965), Barcelona, Spain

October 1951–May 14, 1952
[Pierre Matisse Gallery (1931–1989), New York, on consignment from the above]

May 14, 1952–December 1, 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr., St. Louis, MO, purchase from the above

February 25, 1959–October 17, 1962
[M. Knoedler & Co. (1846–2011), New York, NY, and Paris, France, on consignment from the above]

December 1, 1961–
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr.

Inscription [UR of painting:] Miro.

Inscription [verso, UL of frame, small white oval sticker over white circular sticker] [written in blue pen:] K-15

Inscription [verso, UL of frame and UL of backing, a small white rectangular label] [printed in black:] NO. [stamped in red:] 57421 / [printed in black:] FRAME

Inscription [verso, UL of frame, a small rectangular label, the upper half blue with a white border and the bottom half white] [printed in white over blue background:] Transports Internationaux / ARTHUR LENARS&CIE / 22bis Rue de Paradis / PARIS Xe PRO.30.34 / [written in black pen over white background:] KNO / [right justified:] NY

Inscription [verso, UL of backing, white rectangular label with yellow print] [printed in white on orange background:] ALLIED VAN LINES / GENERAL VAN / AND / STORAGE / [V-shaped insignia with a shield at the point of the V] / [under left side of V:] 75 YEARS [under right side of V:] IN ST. LOUIS / FOrest 7-4300 / [printed in orange on white background:] FLOOR [vertical dividing line] ROOM [vertical dividing line] PIECE NO. / [written in blue pen:] MIRO PORTRAIT to / NELSON GAL. / [printed in orange:] DEPARTMENT [written in blue pen:] KANSAS CITY

Inscription [Washington University label verso on frame]

Inscription [verso, UC of frame and UC of cradle, written in black pencil:] CA5650

Inscription [verso, UR and LC of frame and UL of cradle, written in black paint:] WU 3932

Inscription [verso, UR of frame, stamped in black:] K PHOTO [written underneath stamp in black marker:] MIRO

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