SALVADOR DALÍ 1904-1989
1904 – Figueras-1989 (Spanish)
Title: The Amorous Sleep, from: The Earthly Paradise | Le Repos Amoreux, from: Le Paradis Terrestre, 1974
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Drypoint in Colours on Lana Wove Paper
Paper size: 56 x 44.5 cm. / 22 x 17.5 in.
Image size: 26.5 x 20.8 cm. / 10.4 x 8.2 in.
Additional Information: This original drypoint in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil “Dalí” at the lower right margin.
It is hand numbered and inscribed in pencil, from the total edition of 225 on Lana paper at the lower left margin. There were also 25 impressions on Auvergne paper which were numbered with Roman numerals.
It is part of the portfolio “The Earthly Paradise”, which was commissioned by Cercle des bibliophiles de l’automobile Club de France, to illustrate Milton’s Paradise Lost.
The work was printed in a limited edition of 250 impressions on Lana paper by Ateliers Rigal and was published by Editions de Francony, Nice in 1974.
The paper bears the Lana watermark.
1. Michler, R. & Löpsinger, L. W. (1994). Salvador Dalí: Das Druckgraphische Werk 1924-1980.Œuvrekatalog der Radierungen und Mixed-Media-Graphiken. Munich & New York: Prestel Verlag.
Reference: Michler & Löpsinger, No. 711
2. Field, A. (1996). The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dalí. New York: The Salvador Dalí Archives. Reference: Field 74-11 F
Condition: Excellent condition.