Chromolithograph - Signed 2x - Dated - Numbered - Referenced
Sheet size: 65 x 50 cm
Image: 40 x 31 cm.
Signed twice in the plate Once in the work and once in the margin
Dated 1964 in the artwork.
Numbered in pencil in Roman numerals
Hand-crafted paper with fringed edges.
B.F.K Rives paper with watermark.
Very good condition In near mint condition, straight from the box. Never displayed, never framed. Careful shipping in a large new roll to protect the work.
The original artwork is from 1964.
The original lithograph edited by Rizzoli in Milan is from 1967
The offered lithograph is from 1988.
With the characteristic inimitable blind stamp of Dali’s publisher.
Published by ateliers Jobin, Paris
Tracked international parcel.
In 1963, the Italian art collector Giuseppe Albaretto asked his friend Salvador Dali to illustrate the Bible...
Between 1964 and 1967, Dali will create 105 watercolours that will serve as a model for the 105 mixed techniques which illustrate the original edition of the BIBLIA SACRA in five magnificent leather volumes edited by RIZZOLI in Milan. Each lithograph is loose in the book.
Each lithograph is signed and dates in the plate.
The ' 105 illustrations are reproduced and referenced in:
The Official Catalogue of The Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, by Albert Field
Page 201 to 208
Salvador Dali, is unanimously recognized as the greatest surrealist artist, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and definitively the most charismatic. The artwork on sale is part of a collection of rarities which are not very often or even never exhibited. The collection consists mainly of paintings and lesser-known drawings from many periods of the most prolific artist of our time.
All these works are not always the most ‘beautiful’ in the aesthetic sense of the word, even though beauty is permanent in Dali’s work. They are all interesting, very exciting, each one is representing a part of the journey of this artist who has an overflowing, abundant, delusional imagination. These are all testimonies of the history of this genuine creative genius.
To be discovered. With rare exceptions, I only own one copy of each.
- Salvador Dali
- Title of artwork
- Biblia Sacra Chant III/47
- Estate authorised facsimile signature
- 1960-1969, 1980-1989
- MDCVII / MM
- As new
- Image size
- 40×31 cm
- Total dimensions
- 65×50×65 cm
- Sold with frame