Salvador Dali Divine Comedy - 1963
Salvador Dali - Spain (1904 - 1989)
Salvador Dali Divine Comedy, a poem by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), was illustrated by Dali between 1951 and 1960. Dali created 101 watercolor drawings to interpret the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy. These works have been reproduced using a wood engraving technique. With this technique, wood engravers carved 3500 blocks for the prints that make up the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy. 100 woodblocks were published as a French edition by two different editors with a total of 4765 books, an Italian edition of 3188, and later in 1974 as a German edition with a stated size of 1000. Each volume has a title page, a table of contents, and justification page contained in a cardboard slip case with matching inner boards. Each woodblock from the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy is part of a Canto or book chapter which is about 8 pages in length. The size of each sheet is about 13" x 10 1/3" with an image size of 7 1/4" x 9 1/2". For more about the various Salvador Dali Divine Comedy books, click on this link Salvador Dali Divine Comedy Books
I purchase only entire sets of the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy, and if the
book covers are in poor condition, I will split up the set and sell the
individual illustrations. The illustrations may be unsigned or signed
in the plate. The occurrence of unsigned vs. plate signed
is rather random, and varies between books. Pricing for unsigned
woodblocks from the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy starts at $100.00 and for those signed in the plate at $200.00.
Each illustration of the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy comes with a certificate of authenticity for the
entire set, and I include the the entire Canto (text, cover page, and
illustration, as available). The availability of unsigned and plate signed
illustrations changes regularly, so please request availability and
condition reports for the works you are interested in. Click here to view framing options.
The German Edition The German edition of the Dali Divine Comedy is different in that all of the woodblock are block signed. Additionally, the set contain no text, just the woodblock prints mounted to an Arches backing paper and covered with another piece of Arches paper with a cutout for the woodblock image. For more information about the German edition of the Dali Divine Comedy, click on this link German Salvador Dali Divine Comedy.
If you are interested in a complete set of the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy, I have several available. Click on this link Salvador Dali Divine Comedy Books for more information. Some sets of the Salvador Dali Divine Comedy have decompositions. Click on this link Decompositions for more information.
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