SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989) The Song of Songs, My Beloved among the lilies, 1971

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etching and aquatint in colours enhanced with fine gold on Arches paper. signed in pencil ‘Dali’ (lower right) and numbered ‘175/250’ (lower left) 57 x 38 cm Framed. Certificate of authenticity. The illustration is from a superbly drawn series inspired by the Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon. It takes the form of a series of poems, alternating love songs describing the love relationship and marriage between a woman (the Shulamite) and a man. They express all the sensations of love: expectation, desire but also the grief of separation. The engraving presented here is the illustration n°10 of the Song of Songs Chapter 2 Verse 16: “My beloved is mine and I am his; he feedeth among the lilies.”