Fine Art/Miro Etching
QUESTION: I purchased a signed Miro etching and am trying to see what the history might be about it and if the signature looks authentic. The back of the etching has a rather authentic looking label with wax stamp from the Joan Miro Fundacion. The label list the author, name, size and year of the etching. What I purchased is attached.
ANSWER: Hello Patti,
Unfortunately, this does not look like any original Miro etching that I have encountered. Miro's original etchings are usually hand signed on the right and hand numbered (or annotated as an artist's proof) on the left. If I had to guess, I would say that this looks to be some sort of reproductive work.
However, if you have the date of the piece, I can do a bit more research and see if I might be able to find out further information.
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QUESTION: Here is the back of the Miro "etching". I hope it helps you determine if it is real. Thanks, Patti
I have looked through the Miro Etching catalogue raisonne under the year 1943 as it states on this label, but I cannot locate this work. As it is not in the catalogue raisonne, I still believe it to be a reproduction.
I hope that this information can be of some assistance.