• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2312

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper Featuring Property from the Collection of Mrs Sidney F. Brody

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

    Le songe d'un alchemiste ou L'arbre de vie

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    Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
    Le songe d'un alchemiste ou L'arbre de vie
    signed 'Dalí' (lower right) and inscribed 'ERMES TRIMEGISTRE' (upper right)
    gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper
    29 5/8 x 22½ in. (75.2 x 57.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1974-1975


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    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    This gouache is one of the original maquettes for the Alchimie des Philosophes suite of lithographs (Field, no. 75-12; Michler and Löpsinjer, nos. 835-844), published in 1976.

    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 2 October 1991, lot 79.
    Anon. (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 9 November 2000, lot 470.
    Silverstate Fine Art, Reno (acquired at the above sale).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005.


    Saleroom Notice

    Robert and Nicolas Descharnes have confirmed the authenticity of this work.