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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 184

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    Rooftop, design for Spellbound

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
    Rooftop, design for Spellbound
    signed and dated 'Dali 1944' (lower left)
    watercolour, wash and brush and black ink on paper
    7 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (19.4 x 25.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1944


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

    This work is a study for the scenery of the dream sequence in Alfred Hitchcock's film Spellbound (1945).

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Phyllis and Sydney Lucas, New York, by whom acquired from the artist.
    Silver State Fine Art, Los Angeles.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner in 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Del Mintz Collection