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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
SCYLLA ET CHARYBDE
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Salvador Dalí
SCYLLA ET CHARYBDE
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Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
SCYLLA ET CHARYBDE
signed Dalí and dated 1970 (upper centre)
gouache, watercolour and pen and ink on paper
45 by 38cm., 17 3/4 by 15in.
Executed in 1970.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Europe (acquired directly from the artist)
Private Collection, Europe (by descent from the above; sale: Christie's, London, 5th February 2015, lot 254)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Turin, Palazzo Bricherasio, Salvador Dalí, la vita è sogno, 1996–97
Bruges, Stichting Sint-Jan, Salvador Dalí, Doeken & Aquarellen, 1997, no. 61, illustrated in the catalogue
Augsbourg, Römisches Museum, Dalí, Mara e Beppe, Bilder einer Freundschaft, 2000

Catalogue Note

Alongside the previous lot, Scylla et Charybde forms part of a series of works Dalí completed in 1970 illustrating episodes from Homer’s Odyssey. Attempting to complete the voyage home, Odysseus’ ship must pass through a strait dominated by two sea-monsters, the six-headed Scylla and the terrifying Charybdis, who swallows up entire vessels whole. Since the two were located so close to each other, it was considered impossible to avoid one without facing destruction by the other. Confronted with this desperate dilemma, Odysseus chooses to do battle with Scylla and succeeds in emerging relatively unscathed from the encounter.

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