(Barcelona, 1873 – 1940)
The painter and engraver Joaquim Mir was a member of the so-called Saffron Group (on account of the warm tones of their works), along with Picasso's other friends Isidre Nonell, Ramon Pichot, Juli Vallmitjana and Ricard Canals. He was a regular visitor to Els Quatre Gats Art Nouveau tavern that opened in 1897. Chiefly a landscape painter, Mir was also a friend of Gaudí's, and one of his most representative works is The Cathedral of the Poor. Mir’s short, bullish stature is implied by the way in which he fills the composition.
Ink and essence on paper
8,9 x 7,9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Donació Raymonde Paul, en memòria del seu germà C. Michael Paul, 1982 1982.179.27