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Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

Biblia Sacra: Nabuchodonosor (2 Kings 24 & 2 Chronicles 36)

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Biblia Sacra: Nabuchodonosor (2 Kings 24 & 2 Chronicles 36)
signed and dated 'Dalí 1964' (lower right)
gouache, gold paint and brush and black ink on paper
18 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (47.3 x 35.5 cm.)
Painted in 1964
Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner.
Rizzoli, ed., Biblia Sacra vulgatæ editionis, Rome, 1967, vol. II, p. 233 (illustrated).
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Kunsthaus Zürich, Salvador Dalí, May-October 1989, p. 364, no. 277 (illustrated).
Turin, Palazzo Bricherasio, Salvador Dalí, la vita è sogno, November-March 1997.
Bruges, Stichting Sint-Jan, Salvador Dalí, Doeken & Aquarellen, July-November 1997, p. 154, no. 75 (illustrated in color).
Augsburg, Römishes Museum, Dalí, Mara e Beppe, Bilder einer Freundschaft, September-November 2000.

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

The present work belongs to a unique series of illustrations Salvador Dalí executed in 1964 for Biblia Sacra, an illustrated edition of the Bible published by Rizzoli, between 1967 and 1969. Incredibly successful, the illustrations were later re-published in subsequent editions in Barcelona, Paris and Germany.

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