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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joaquim Mir
SPANISH
CAMINO DE LA CASA GÜELL. SANTA PERPETUA DE LA MOGODA (THE PATH TO CASA GÜELL)
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joaquim Mir
SPANISH
CAMINO DE LA CASA GÜELL. SANTA PERPETUA DE LA MOGODA (THE PATH TO CASA GÜELL)
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Joaquim Mir
1873-1940
SPANISH
CAMINO DE LA CASA GÜELL. SANTA PERPETUA DE LA MOGODA (THE PATH TO CASA GÜELL)
signed and dated J. Mir / 918 lower right
oil on canvas
165 by 110cm., 65 by 43¼in.
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Provenance

Sala Parés, Barcelona (by 1972)
Purchased  from the above by the present owner in 1978

Exhibited

Barcelona, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Exposició Municipal d'Art de Barcelona, 1919, no. 174, illustrated in the catalogue (as El passeig)
Venice, Biennale de Venezia, XIX Esposizione internazionale d'arte di Venezia, 1934
Barcelona, L’Exposició del Cercle Artistic de Barcelona, 1949
Barcelona, Sala Parés, Pintores de Fama S XIX-XX, 1970, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue (as Camino Güell en Sta. Perpetua de la Moguda)
Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Joaquín Mir (1873-1940), 1971, no. 30

Literature

Joaquim Mir (1873-1940), (exh. cat.), Fundación Cultural Mapfre Vida, Madrid, 2005, p. 124, catalogued & illustrated

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1918, the present work depicts a path in the gardens of the estate at Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, situated to the north of Barcelona. The owner of the property was Juan Antonio Güell y López, second Earl of Güell and third Marquis of Comillas. A prominent businessman, politician, art collector and historian, his father was Eusebi Güell, patron of Antoni Gaudí.

Fully recovered from the earlier breakdown that he had suffered in Mallorca, Mir spent eight years in Moget del Vallés, close to Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, producing a series of wonderfully exuberant and colourful landscape paintings that reflect his change of spirit, and his renewed interest in capturing the effects of light on nature. 

Friends with Santiago Rusiñol, Mir's works from this period were received to great acclaim. The year before he painted the present lot, he was awarded the first Medal in the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

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