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Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Decameron /Portfolio of Ten Prints

Auction:
2930B
Lot:
62
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$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2930B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)

Decameron/Portfolio of Ten Prints, 1972, from the English edition of 125, published by Transworld Art, New York (Michler & Löpsinger, 552-561; Field, 72-8). Each signed "Dalí" in pencil l.r., identified and numbered "44" on the colophon. Color drypoints on wove paper with "Chiffon de la Dore" watermark, each sheet folded in half to create a sheet 17 3/4 x 12 3/8 in. (45.0 x 31.3 cm), presented in a clamshell box.
Condition: Minor wear to some deckled edges.

Provenance: A private California collection.

N.B. The Decameron was written by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccaccio and was completed in 1353. It is a series of 100 stories told over the course of ten days.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The ten prints in the portfolio are not numbered. Wear to clamshell box.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Salvador Dal, Boccaccio, Decameron, Fiction, Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian literature, Literature, The Decameron

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