London, South Kensington
6 February 2015
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Étude pour "La Cène", le Christ et les apôtres
ballpoint pen and gouache on paper
7 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (19.9 x 24.2 cm.)
Executed in 1955, with further studies on the reverse
Perrot-Moore, Cadaqués; sale, Artcurial, Paris, 1 July 2003, lot 134.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Vienna, Palais Auersperg, Salvador Dali, eine Austellung des Museu Perrot-Moore, Cadaques, March - April 1982, no. 118 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Residenz and Perpignan, Palais des Rois de Majorque.
This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Robert and Nicholas Descharnes.
This work is a study for Salvador Dalí's masterpiece La Cène (Descharnes 1098), today in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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