5 May 2004
Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
Femme à la tête de roses
signed 'Dalí' (on the back of the neck), numbered and stamped with foundry mark 'E.A. 1/4 Fonderia Arte Flle Bonvincini, Sommacampagna' (under the right foot)
bronze with gold patina
Height (excluding the base): 74 in. (188 cm.)
Height (with base); 80 in. (203.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1981; this bronze version cast by 1987
Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner.
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Chateau de Vascouil, 1988.
Robert Descharnes has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
Please note the correct height (excluding the base) is 74 in. (188 cm.) and the height (with base) is 80 in. (203.2 cm.).
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