DescriptionSALVADOR DALÍ (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Un Esprit interroge Dante from La Divine Comédie, Le purgatoire, Chant 14, 1951
Watercolor, wash and pen and red ink on paper
16-5/8 x 12 inches (42.2 x 30.5 cm)
Signed and dated lower center
Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1963)
Christie's, London, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, June 23, 2005, lot 485
Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 2006)
Mr. Robert Descharnes confirmed the authenticity of this lot.
We are grateful to Mr. Bruce Hochman of the Salvador Dali Gallery, San Juan Capistrano for his assistance to catalogue this lot.
3-inch linear accretion along the right middle edge with two spots beside it; 3 points of accretions in the lower right quadrant; hinged to mat along top edge with non-archival tape; acid burns on back edge of paper from previous mounting with distinct mat burns on the front under mat along extreme edges approximately 0.5 inch; slight toning overall; scattered light handling creases; otherwise in good condition.
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