Lot 28: SALVADOR DALÍ, (SPANISH, 1904-1989), "PETITS NUS D''APOLLINAIRE" (VIGNETTES) THE COMPLETE SET OF EIGHT ETCHINGS WITH HAND COLORING
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"PETITS NUS D''APOLLINAIRE" (VIGNETTES)
the complete set of eight etchings with hand coloring
1967, all pencil signed and with the artist''s blindstamp signature, all numbered 11/95 (published separately from the "Poèmes Secrets d''Apollinaire" portfolio which was published in a total edition of 525, of which 380 included these same vignettes), all with wide margins, Pierre Argillet, Paris, publisher. The complete set of 8 signed and numbered etchings with drypoint and watercolor on Japan.
images: 4 11/16 x 3 1/2 in. (11.9 x 8.9cm) (5 plates);
images: 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (17.9 x 7.9cm) (2 plates);
images: 5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in. (14.9 x 11cm) (1 plate)
all sheets approx.: 15 x 11 1/8 in. (38.1 x 28.3cm)
[Michler & Löpsinger, 199-206]
We are grateful to Frank Hunter of the Salvador Dali Archives Ltd., for confirming the authenticity of these works.
Four examined out of the frame as follows:
[Nude with book]
Japanese paper seems to be laid over a sheet of wove on front and back. On the verso of the present example, the Japanese deckle ends about a 1/2-inch above the bottom sheet edge exposing the wove paper beneath. With pale time staining, a few soft handling creases. A 1/2 inch diagnoal crease across the lower right margin corner, a vertical 1-in. soft vertical crease at the extreme lower left sheet corner. A diagonal 1-inch verical crease adjacent to the 'D' of the signature which extends upwards from the sheet edge, possibly inherent to paper and/or process. With two pinprick foxmarks in the image at right, other occasional pinprick foxmarks seen in the margins.
[Nude with Red Rose & Other tiny Flowers]
With pale staining along the uppermost 1/4-sheet edge, occasional pinprick foxing in the margins, ie at the bottom of the 'D'. The bottom 1/4-in. of the sheet edge shows the wove underneath the Japanese paper. A 1/8-inch pressure mark in the center of the lower left central margin.
[Nude with Blue, Round Orb at lower right]
With time staining, pale old tape/glue stains showing through occasionall, all along th eupper 1/4 in of the upper sheet edge, an occasional pinprick foxmark in the margins, pale time staining along the bottom sheet edge.
[Nude with Long Hair, Flower between her feet]
With time staining, pale old tape/glue stains showing through occasionall, all along the upper 1/4 in of the upper sheet edge, scattered minor pinprick foxmarks througout, a 1-mm. darker foxmark in the upper center margin (more visible than others), a brown pinprick foxmark below left of this area, a pinprick foxmark in the blue of image at upper left, the Japanese paper peeling very slightly in an approx. 1-in. area at the lower left side of the vertical left margin edge, the lower right sheet corner gently creased.
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