• The Art of the Surreal Evening auction at Christies

    Sale 7903

    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

    2 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    Melancolia

    Price Realised  

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
    Melancolia
    signed and dated 'Salvador Dalí 1934' (lower right); titled 'Melacolia' (lower centre)
    pen and brush and ink on paper
    18½ x 16 1/8 in. (46.9 x 40.9 cm.)
    Executed in 1934


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    Provenance

    Edward James, West Dean, West Sussex, by whom acquired directly from the artist.
    The Redfern Gallery Ltd., London.
    H. Burg, London, by whom acquired from the above in July 1944.
    The Mayor Gallery Ltd., London (no. 9035).
    Private collection, London.
    Timothy Baum, New York.
    Karen Amiel, New York, by 1989.
    Dr and Mrs Robert Nowinsky; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 1992, lot 238.
    Timothy Baum, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997.


    Exhibited

    Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Salvador Dalí, May - July 1989, no. 74 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Zurich, Kunsthaus, August - October 1989.