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Salvador Dalí

La Mort à table

Property from a Private Collection, Mexico

Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

La Mort à table

La Mort à table

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Property from a Private Collection, Mexico

Salvador Dalí

1904 - 1989

La Mort à table


signed Salvador Dali and dated 1942 (lower left)

pen and ink on paper

9½ by 7 in.

24.2 by 17.7 cm.

Executed in 1942.


Nicolas and Olivier Descharnes have kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper, fixed in a window mount. Faint foxing along the upper edge and lower edges, one further spot of foxing near the center of the right edge. The medium is bold and well preserved. 


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Private Collection, New York

Sotheby's New York, 13 July 1960, lot 44 (consigned by the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner 

Dalí drew La Mort à table as part of his preparatory drawings for a book: "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali." Dial Press in New York issued a 119-edition limited print run of the book in 1942.