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Coitus

A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, on ivory laid paper.
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, over graphite, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1931

Artist:

Salvador Dali
Spanish, 1904–1989

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Salvador Dalí

Title

Coitus

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1931

Medium

Pen and black ink, over graphite, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed, dated and inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "à Tota Cuevas amicalement 1931 / Salvador Dali"; at right, below center, in pen and black ink: "Coit avec une fille de 10 ans aux seins/prodigieussement developés/Montre Mlle [?] / Salier Gobelet / Baclier [?]; Saute reele / concretions illusoires / (circumbalations) / Fantaisies d’Ammibebala / Residu diuner [?] / reminiscence de Vinci"

Dimensions

53.4 × 35.1 cm (21 1/16 × 13 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection in memory of Kahlil Gibran

Reference Number

2008.231

Copyright

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018

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