Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art
Salvador Dalí, ‘Lady Godiva’, 1969, Graves International Art

An original signed drypoint etching on Japan nacré paper by Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) titled "Lady Godiva", 1969. Limited edition: 82/125. Hand pencil signed by Dali lower right and numbered lower left.. Published by Jean Schneider, Basel. The pierced plate is owned by Schneider. Reference: Field 69-6, page 52. Provenance: ex-private collection - Richmond, VA, purchased from a gallery in the late 70's. The engraving is museum mounted and floated over top archival matting. Some light wear to frame. A couple minimal foxing spots. Framed size: 33.5" x 25.5". Sheet size: 30.25" x 22.25". Image size: 19.5" x 15". In very good condition. A particularly rare edition by Dali.

Godiva, Countess of Mercia (died between 1066 and 1086), in Old English Godgifu, was an English noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked – covered only in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Thomas watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.

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Signature: Hand pencil signed by Dali lower right

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Jean Schneider

Reference: Field 69-6, page 52

ex-private collection - Richmond, VA, purchased from a gallery in the late 70's.

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