"La Cour du Lion" Original Drypoint Etching by Salvador Dali, 1974
An original signed drypoint etching with color added by pochoir by Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) titled "La Cour du Lion" or "The Court of the Lion", 1974 from the Portfolio: Le Bestiaire de la Fontaine". Hand pencil signed and numbered by Dali lower left and right. Limited edition: E. A.: this work is an artist's proof from the limited edition. Reference: Field 74-1J. Sheet size: 32.25" x 23.75". Image size: 22.5" x 15.5". Very good condition. Image is in excellent condition, slight mat burn on outer margin, not affecting the image.
Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 32¼ in | WIDTH: 23¾ in
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