Salvador Dali Original Etching (1966)
$580 or Best Offer
Love mid-century design -- once in a while I sell a piece from my collection
– Title: Don Quixote
– Artist: Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
– Date: 1966
– Image size: 4-3/4 inches W x 6-3/4 inches H
– Imprint Area: 5 x 7 inches
– Edition size: Approximately 1,900 on this paper.
– Frame size: 12 inches W x 14 inches H
Original etching in sepia ink on thick wove paper by Salvador Dali from the portfolio Five Spanish Portraits. The image is of Don Quixote in armor mounted on a horse. The small figure of Sancho Panza is in the background lower left. Signed in the plate lower right. (Reference: Michler and Lopsinger, Dali: Catalogue Raisonne of Etchings and Mixed Media Prints, 1994, 148; Field, The Official Catalog of the Graphic Works of Salvador Dali, 1996.)
Etchings are made in stone/plate and printed on paper when it is wet. This creates the ripple effect and you see the deep debossing around the edges of the imprint area where the paper curls from the press and then dries. It creates a very rich feeling almost like handmade paper and is an ancient printing technique.
Framed in a gloss gold metal frame. Professionally double-matted in tan & brown matting that is matched to the artwork. Covered in glass. Includes hanging wire on back.
The first printing in 1966 included 180 signed and numbered impressions on various papers and inks. This impression, also from 1966, was for the Collector’s Guild. The second edition totaled some 1,900 impressions, according to Michler and Lopsinger’s catalogue. Dali signed his name in the plate for this second, restrike printing to distinguish it from the first printing. Second editions can also be called restrikes.
If you're shopping around, lesser and unframed examples of this sell for around $500 online.