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Dwight Ripley papers relating to Joan Miró, [ca. 1945]-1961

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Creator:
Ripley, Dwight, 1908-1973
Subject:
Miró, Joan
Miró, Joan
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Poem: 1 p.
Sketch: 1 drawing : crayon, watercolor and pen and ink, col.; image and text 18 x 27 cm.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
An abstract self-portrait by Miró, drawn in colored chalk on Hotel Gladstone [New York] stationery, with a note to Ripley signed and dated by Miró November 21, 1961. The drawing was framed by Ripley, and on the reverse he enclosed a sonnet (in Catalan), "En regardent 'Le Lever du Soleil' de Joan Miró," which Ripley composed in honor of Miro's first visit to New York in the 1940s. [Frame removed; poem separated from sketch for preservation purposes.]
Citation:
Dwight Ripley papers relating to Joan Miró, [ca. 1945]-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Ripley, an art patron, poet, painter, and botanist, NYC, was a friend to many artists in New York. Miro was a painter; b. 1893 in Barcelona, Spain.
Language Note:
Poem is in Catalan.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by S. Dillon Ripley, Dwight Ripley's cousin and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, who came upon the sketch while going through Ripley's papers after his death.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210630
AAA_collcode_ripldwig
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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