Joan Miró, ‘Morning Rose in Moonlight | Rose Matinale Au Clair De La Lune’, 1958, Gilden's Art Gallery

JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Montroig 1893-1983 Mallorca (Spanish)

Title: Morning Rose in Moonlight | Rose Matinale Au Clair De La Lune, 1958

Technique: Hand Signed and Inscribed Etching and Aquatint in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 56 x 65 cm. / 22 x 25.6 in.
Image size: 39.7 x 49 cm. / 15.6 x 19.3 in.

Additional Information: This etching and aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" at the lower right margin.
It is also inscribed in pencil "HC" hors commerce [out of trade] at the lower left margin.
Our impression is outside the standard edition of 300.
It was published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, in 1958 in a limited edition of 300 signed and numbered impressions.
This etching is based on Miró's oil painting "Rose Matinale Au Clair De La Lune" [Morning Rose in Moonlight].
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.

Literature: Maeght, A. (1957). Illustrated Catalogue of Eaux-fortes et lithographies originales, Estampes à tirage limité, Affiches & Derrière le Miroir. Paris: Maeght Éditeur.
Reference: Maeght 1713

Condition: Very good condition. Mount staining in the margins. A soft crease along the upper right sheet edge. Backboard staining, verso.

Publisher: Atelier Crommelynck

About Joan Miró

Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain