🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Salvador Dali - what are these?

shanbeloit

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Looking for assistance and identifying these two Salvador Dali pieces of art. They are from The Divine Comedy collection. What I can not place are the embossings in the lower right corner of the two and what the g.r. 1x/x stands for. Any help greatly appreciated.
 

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Looking for assistance and identifying these two Salvador Dali pieces of art. They are from The Divine Comedy collection. What I can not place are the embossings in the lower right corner of the two and what the g.r. 1x/x stands for. Any help greatly appreciated.
Don,t know about your art,but welcome to Tnet from S.E.Arkansas.
 
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Very nice. I think you need a professional art dealer to take a good look at those.

In 1958 a deal was signed between Dali, Joseph Forêt and the Parisian publishing house “Les Heures Claires” for Dali’s original Divine Comedy watercolours to be meticulously reproduced in book form. It took more than four years for the plates to be prepared and a short run of (very expensive) books was finally published in 1963.

In addition, a number of limited editon art-print runs were authorised and printed from blocks engraved by Jean Estrade, working for Les Heures Claires. That’s Estrade’s stylised signature mark embossed at the bottom (not sure what it says above), which you can read more clearly in this example from another print:

Estrade.jpg

The “IX/X” indicates the print to be number nine of ten produced in a limited edition run (Latin numerals). Hopefully somewhere, if you examine closely, there will be another embossed mark but feinter (more like a watermark really) Indicating it has been printed on “BFK Rives” paper.

The value will crucially depend on exactly how they are signed (by hand or as part of the reproduction process), what kind of run the prints are from, the quality of the process and when they were produced. Prices start at about $50 and go up into the thousands but someone needs to look at them in person to see where they fit on that scale (and be prepared for disappointment).
 
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