Salvador Dalí, ‘Henry VIII, from: Much Ado About Shakespeare (Shakespeare II)’, 1970, Gilden's Art Gallery

1904 - Figueras-1989 (Spanish)

Title: Henry VIII, from: Much Ado About Shakespeare (Shakespeare II), 1970

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 45 x 31 cm. / 17.7 x 12.2 in.
Image size: 17 x 12.5 cm. / 6.7 x 4.9 in.

Additional Information: This original etching in colours is hand signed by the artist in pencil "Dalí" at the lower right margin.
It is hand numbered in pencil "59/250" at the lower left margin.
It is part of the portfolio “Much Ado about Shakespeare (Shakespeare II)”.
The work was printed in a limited edition of 250 impressions by Ateliers Rigal and was published by Editions Graphiques Internationales, Paris in 1970
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.


  1. Michler, R. & Löpsinger, L. W. (1994). Salvador Dalí: Das Druckgraphische Werk 1924-1980.Œuvrekatalog der Radierungen und Mixed-Media-Graphiken. Munich & New York: Prestel Verlag.
    Reference: Michler & Löpsinger, No. 395

Condition: Excellent condition.

About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain