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A toute épreuve

Illustrated by Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983), Author Paul Eluard (French, 1895–1952), Publisher Gérald Cramer, Printer Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris (20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 209; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 100-01; Dupin 161-234


Sheet: 33.5 x 26 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Overall (each slipcase, depth variable): 34.7 x 27.2 x 7.7 cm (13 11/16 x 10 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 80 color woodcuts, some with collage elements, plus two extra suites of the illustrations

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1958) Folio; [book] 52 leaves; unbound, in original printed paper wraps (original half vellum, printed paper slipcase); in addition, two suites of prints in slipcase. Abstract color woodcuts with collage.

Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1958


In graphite on woodcut in suite on japan nacré: "pour Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Miró 24 / IV / 58"


Gérald Cramer, Geneva, from whom purchased by the MFA, June 5, 1958.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund


© 2011 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.