24 June 2015
Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
signed and dated 'Dalí 1949' (lower left); titled 'VENISE.' (lower centre)
gouache, watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
23 x 28 7/8 in. (58.5 x 73.5 cm.)
Executed in 1949
Mr. & Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, New York, by whom commissioned from the artist.
Dr. Robert F. Loeb, New York, a gift from the above, and thence by descent; sale; Christie's, London, 3 December 1996, lot 192.
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J. Gunther, Taken at the Flood: The Story of Albert D. Lasker, New York, 1959, p. 261.
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