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Dutch Interior (III)

Joan Miró (Spanish, Barcelona 1893–1983 Palma de Mallorca)

Date:
1928
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
51 1/8 x 38 1/8 in. (129.9 x 96.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995
Accession Number:
1996.403.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Description

    In 1928 Miró painted a series of three paintings inspired by postcards of seventeenth-century Dutch genre scenes that he collected during a two-week trip to Holland. In this painting, he discarded the heightened naturalism and precision of these models in favor of dreamlike distortion. He used artistic shorthand to render the central figure-an archer-yet one can easily detect the arrows and avian targets.

  • Provenance

    the artist (sold to Galerie Pierre); [Galerie Pierre, Paris, in 1931]; Marie Cuttoli, Paris and New York (by 1938–50); [Paul Rosenberg, New York, 1950; sold on March 13, 1950, for $4,000, to Marx]; Samuel and Florene Marx, Chicago (1950–his d. 1964); Florene May Marx, later Mrs. Wolfgang Schoenborn, New York (1964–d. 1995; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Galerie Pierre. "Exposition Joan Miró," March 7–14, 1930, no. 1, 2, or 3 (as "Intérieur Hollandais").

    Paris. Galerie Billiet Pierre Vorms. "Group exhibition," July 1931 (as "Intérieur hollandais") [possibly this picture].

    London. Mayor Gallery. "Paintings by Joan Miró," July 1933, checklist no. 2 or 3 (as "Intérieur hollandais").

    Prague. Fine Artists Association. "Mezinárodní výstava I (International Exhibition I)," November 29, 1935–January 2, 1936, no. 44 (as "Holandský Interiér," for sale for Kc 12,000) [possibly this picture].

    Paris. Galerie Beaux Arts. "Exposition internationale du surréalisme," January–February 1938, no. 137 (as "Intérieur hollandais," lent by Mme Cuttoli).

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Joan Miró," November 18, 1941–January 11, 1942, unnumbered cat. (p. 80; as "Dutch Interior," lent by Mme. Marie Cuttoli, New York).

    Northampton, Mass.. Smith College Museum of Art. "Joan Miró," February 1–28, 1942, no catalogue.

    Poughkeepsie. Vassar College. "Joan Miró," March 7–28, 1942, no catalogue.

    Portland, Ore.. Portland Art Museum. "Joan Miró," April 8–May 6, 1942, no catalogue.

    San Francisco Museum of Art. "Joan Miró," June 2–July 5, 1942, no catalogue.

    Arts Club of Chicago. "Joan Miró: Works from Chicago Collections," February 22–March 25, 1961, no. 11 (as "The Dutch Interior," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx).

    New York. Museum of Modern Art. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," November 1, 1965–January 2, 1966, unnumbered cat. (p. 48; as "Dutch Interior").

    Art Institute of Chicago. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," February 11–March 27, 1966, unnumbered cat.

    City Art Museum of Saint Louis. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," April 26–June 13, 1966, unnumbered cat.

    Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," July 2–August 7, 1966, unnumbered cat.

    San Francisco Museum of Art. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," September 2–October 2, 1966, unnumbered cat.

    Buenos Aires. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. "De Cézanne a Miró," May 15–June 5, 1968, unnumbered cat. (p. 55; as "Interior Holandés," lent by the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx collection, New York).

    Santiago. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad de Chile. "De Cézanne a Miró," June 26–July 17, 1968, unnumbered cat.

    Caracas. Museo de Bellas Artes. "De Cézanne a Miró," August 4–25, 1968, unnumbered cat.

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Joan Miró," October 17, 1993–January 11, 1994, no. 79 (as "Dutch Interior [III]").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Florene M. Schoenborn Bequest: 12 Artists of the School of Paris," February 11–May 4, 1997, extended to August 31, 1997, brochure no. 11 (as "Dutch Interior III").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895 1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 101; as "Dutch Interior").

    Paris. Centre Pompidou. "La Révolution Surréaliste," March 6–June 24, 2002, unnumbered cat. (p. 173; as "Intérieur hollandais").

    Nagoya. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. "Joan Miró: 1918–1945," October 4–December 1, 2002, no. 39 (as "Dutch Interior").

    Paris. Centre Pompidou. "Joan Miró, 1917–1934," March 3–June 28, 2004, no. 137 (as "Dutch Interior III").

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Joan Miró: Painting and Anti Painting, 1927–1937," November 2, 2008–January 12, 2009, unnumbered cat. (pl. 15).

    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. "Miró & Jan Steen," June 17–September 13, 2010, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Miró: The Dutch Interiors," October 5, 2010–January 17, 2011, no catalogue.

    Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. "L'Art en guerre, France 1938–1947," October 12, 2012–February 17, 2013, unnumbered cat. (p. 27).

  • References

    Joan Miró. Letter to Pierre Loeb. July 9, 1928 [Archive Albert Loeb, Paris; excerpt published in English transl. in Ref. Beaumelle 2004, p. 338].

    Joan Miró. Letter to Sebastià Gasch. August 16, 1928 [published in Ref. Ainaud de Lasarte 2009, p. 369, letter no. 248].

    E. Tériade. "Documentaire sur la jeune peinture, I. Considérations liminaires." Cahiers d'art 4, nos. 8–9 (1929), ill. p. 364.

    Focius. "Les Lletres: Meridians." La Publicitat 52 (March 12, 1930), p. 6.

    Joan Miró. Letter to Pierre Loeb. October 15, 1930 [Archive Albert Loeb, Paris; published in Ref. Beaumelle 2004, p. 350, excerpt in English transl., p. 352].

    Carl Einstein. Die Kunst des 20.Jahrhunderts. Berlin, 1931, pp. 128, 641, ill. p. 429.

    Anthony Blunt. "Art." Spectator (August 4, 1933), p. 157.

    M. S. "Art and Artists: Mr. Joan Miró." Observer (July 16, 1933), p. 12.

    "Mr. Joan Miró." Times (London) (July 14, 1933), p. 12.

    René Gaffé. Cahiers d'art 9, nos. 1–4 (1934), p. 32.

    Christian Zervos. "Joan Miró." Cahiers d'art 9, nos. 1–4 (1934), p. 14.

    G[eorges]. Ribemont-Dessaignes in, Jacques Prévert, and G[eorges]. Ribemont- Dessaignes. Joan Miró. Paris, 1956, p. 81, ill. p. 119.

    James Thrall Soby. Joan Miró. New York, 1959, pp. 55–56, 58, 60, ill.

    Dora Vallier. "Avec Miró." Cahiers d'art 33–35 (1960), p. 168.

    Jacques Dupin. Joan Miró: Life and Work. New York, [1962] (French ed., 1961), pp. 189, 191–92, no. 236, ill. pp. 167 (color), 520.

    Jacques Lassaigne. Miró. Lausanne, 1963, p. 54.

    Manuel Gasser. Joan Miró. New York, 1965, pp. 18, 87, ill. p. 42.

    Lucy R. Lippard in The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1965, pp. 48–49, ill.

    James Thrall Soby in The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1965, p. 9.

    Joan Miró. Letter to Monroe Wheeler. June 30, 1965 [Museum of Modern Art, New York collection files; excerpt published in Ref. Lanchner 1993, p. 80 n. 197].

    Paul H. Walton. Dalí/ Miró. New York, 1967, pp. 12, 18, 32–33, colorpl. 65.

    William S. Rubin. Dada and Surrealist Art. New York, [1968], pp. 160, 169, 463, 473, colorpl. XIX.

    William Rubin. Miró in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1973, pp. 43, 119 n. 1, fig. 32.

    Pierre Georgel in Dessins de Miró provenant de l'atelier de l'artiste et de la Fondation Joan Miró de Barcelone. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 1978, pp. 8–9, 15, 34, nos. 45–48 (studies for the painting).

    Angelica Zander Rudenstine. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. New York, 1985, pp. 542, 545 n. 3.

    Margit Rowell, ed. Joan Miró: Selected Writings and Interviews. Boston, 1986, p. 112 [see rev. French ed., Joan Miró: Écrits et entretiens, Paris, 1995, pp. 124, 331 n. 2].

    Margit Rowell. The Captured Imagination: Drawings by Joan Miró from the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. New York, 1987, p. 25, nos. 65, 66 (studies for the painting).

    Guy Weelen. Miró. New York, 1989, pp. 9, 82–83, pl. 98.

    Anne Umland. "Joan Miró's 'Collage' of Summer 1929: 'La Peinture au défi'?" Studies in Modern Art 2: Essays on Assemblage. New York, 1992, pp. 48, 67 n. 4, p. 72 n. 41.

    Maria Lluïsa Borràs. "Imaginación y realidad." La Vanguardia (April 17, 1993), supplement on Miró, p. 3, ill.

    Walter Erben. Joan Miró, 1893–1983: The Man and His Work. Cologne, 1993, pp. 192, 244, ill. p. 55 (color).

    Pere Gimferrer. The Roots of Miró. Barcelona, 1993, pp. 130, 134–36, 353, no. 411, fig. 246 (color).

    Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1993, pp. 50, 77 n. 98, p. 80 n. 197, ill. p. 164 (color).

    Joan Punyet Miró and Gloria Lolivier Rahola. Joan Miró, le peintre aux étoiles. [Paris], 1993, p. 47.

    Lilian Tone in Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1993, p. 392, no. 79, ill.

    Anne Umland in Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1993, pp. 326–27, 353 nn. 320, 329, 332, 335, 353.

    William S. Lieberman. "Donnés au Met." Connaissance des arts, no. 539 (May 1997), pp. 72–73, ill. (color).

    Victoria Combalía. Picasso-Miró: Miradas cruzadas. Madrid, 1998, p. 17, fig. 3.

    Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong Mainaud. Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné. Paintings. Vol. 1, 1908–1930. [Paris], 1999, pp. 224–25, no. 306, ill. (color).

    Grace Glueck. "When One City Was the Heart of Art's Youth." New York Times (March 10, 2000), p. E39.

    Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1999–2000." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 58 (Fall 2000), p. 56.

    Rosa Maria Malet. Joan Miró. [1st ed., 1983]. New York, 2003, pp. 12–13, 30.

    Agnès de la Beaumelle in Joan Miró, 1917–1934. Ed. Agnès de la Beaumelle. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 2004, pp. 337–38, 340, 348, 350, 352, 364, 374 nn. 8, 9.

    Rémi Labrusse. Miró: Un feu dans les ruines. Paris, 2004, pp. 52, 171.

    Claude Laugier with Macha Daniel in Joan Miró, 1917–1934. Ed. Agnès de la Beaumelle. Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 2004, pp. 223, 393, no. 137, ill. (color and bw).

    M. J. Balsach. Joan Miró: Cosmogonies d'un món originari (1918–1939). Barcelona, 2007, pp. 167–70, 266, fig. 10 (color).

    Tomàs Llorens. Miró: Earth. Exh. cat., Museo Thyssen Bornemisza. Madrid, 2008, pp. 91, 98, 211.

    Charles Palermo. Fixed Ecstasy: Joan Miró in the 1920s. University Park, 2008, pp. 130–32, fig. 48.

    Jim Coddington in Anne Umland. Joan Miró: Painting and Anti Painting, 1927–1937. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2008, pp. 18, 23–24, 27 n. 21.

    Anne Umland. Joan Miró: Painting and Anti Painting, 1927–1937. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 2008, pp. 9–10, 54, 56–57, 222 nn. 4, 20, p. 232, colorpl. 15 and ill. frontispiece (color detail).

    Joan Ainaud de Lasarte et al, ed. Epistolari Català Joan Miró: 1911–1945. Vol. 1, Barcelona, 2009, pp. 369–70, 417, 419.

    James Gardner. "Repainting the Past." Magazine Antiques 177 (September/October 2010), pp. 136, 141, fig. 5 (color).

    Panda de Haan and Ludo van Halem. "Miró in Holland: The Dutch Interiors (1928)." Rijksmuseum Bulletin 58 (2010)/ 3 (2010), pp. 211, 216–19, 221, 228–29, 232, 234, 236–41, 244 nn. 67, 71, 72, fig. 5 (color).

    Jonathan Lopez. "Points of Departure: A Visit to Holland Sent Joan Miró to the 17th Century and Back." Art & Antiques 33 (October 2010), pp. 42, 44, 46, ill. (color).

    Karen Rosenberg. "Miró's Odd Homage to Dutch Masters." New York Times (November 5, 2010), pp. 30, 38.

    Karen Wilkin. "Miró's 'Dutch Interiors'." New Criterion 29 (November 2010), pp. 41–44.

    Jacques Dupin. Miró. [1st ed., 1993]. Paris, 2012, pp. 141, 144, 447 n. 7, fig. 150.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York, 2012, p. 412, ill. (color).

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