Salvador Dalí Wood Engraving "Purgatory Canto 9: The Dream"
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904 – 1989)
Le purgatoire canto 9: le songe (The Purgatory: The Dream), 1960-1964
Wood engraving on paper
Signed in block to lower center
From the French edition of the The Divine Comedy suite
Blind stamp of Jean Estrade embossed to lower right margin
Albert Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí, page 189 – 200.
Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain and is known for his Surrealist and otherworldly compositions. He was encouraged to pursue his artistic inclinations at a young age and in 1922 he enrolled at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain. As most artists during his lifetime, Dalí moved to Paris to collaborate with his contemporaries including Picasso, Magritte, and Miró. Dalí’s body of work is based on his ability to translate his profound understanding of what is just beyond human consciousness into something tangible. Dalí’s extensive oeuvre can be seen in many public collections including the MoMA, New York; the Salvador Dalí Museum, Florida; and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago among many others.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor warping and yellowing to paper around edges; marks, scratches, and accretions to glass and frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 10.25" W x 13.0" H.