The Mystical Rose Madonna

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014

Cat. no. P 794

The Mystical Rose Madonna


Oil on canvas
71 x 71 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Dali / 1963
Fundación María José Jove Art Collection, A Coruña


  1. Vincent Price collection. De Sears & Roebuck Company, New York
  2. Auctioned at Christie's, May 1986
  3. Nahmad collection
  4. Helena de Saro collection


Vincent Price, curator of the art collection of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in New York, commissioned a work from Salvador Dalí for the collection. This painting was shown in a number of the firm's stores throughout the United States, but as we do not know for certain where or when these shows were held, the exhibition section is empty.


  1. "That's a $25,000 Dali", Press, 10/06/1964, Riverside, Calif., n. p. (indirect image)
  2. Camille Mcdonald, "Sears Fine Art Exhibit Scores Success", Sun-times, 23/06/1964, Chicago, Ill., n. p. (indirect image)
  3. "[Salvador Dali's «The mystical...»] (il.)", Inquirer, 25/11/1964, Philadelphia, Pa., n. p. (indirect image)
  4. "Dali dazzles art shoppers, ocelot keeps crowds discreet", Long Island Press, 26/02/1965, Jamaica, N.y., n. p. (indirect image)
  5. "[Salvador Dali, standing...] (il.)", Centre Island News, 09/03/1965, Hicksville, N.y., n. p. (indirect image) (detail)
  6. "The lost art", News-call-bulletin, 17/06/1965, San Francisco, Calif., n. p. (detail)
  7. Harry Tessel, Howard adelstein, "«Lost» art collection found", Herald-examiner, 17/06/1965, Los Angeles, Calif., (indirect image)
  8. "Mistery Solved (il.)", Tribune, 17/06/1965, Tulsa, Okla., n. p. (detail)
  9. "Painting Missing (il.)", Sun, 17/06/1965, Durham, N. C., n. p. (detail)
  10. "«Missing» Van Carrying $135,000 In Sears Art Works Is Located", Star, 17/06/1965, Tucson, Ariz., n. p. (detail)
  11. [Painting Found- Salvador Dali...(il.)], Record, 17/06/1965, Hackensack, N. J., n. p. (indirect image)
  12. "Missing Art and Van Found in Alhambra", Press Telegram, 17/06/1965, Long Beach, Calif., n. p. (detail)
  13. "Police Solve Art Mystery", Evening World Herald, 17/06/1965, Omaha, Nebr., n. p. (detail)
  14. [One of our vans...(il.)], Bulletin, 17/06/1965, Providence, R. I., n. p.
  15. "Painting overdue", Cedar Rapids Gazette, 17/06/1965, Cedar Rapids, n. p. (detail)
  16. "Misssing art and van found in Alhambra", Press Telegram, 17/06/1965, Long Beach, CA, p. 5 (detail)
  17. "Vanished art treasures blamed on lost weekend", Oregonian, 18/06/1965, Portland, Oreg., n. p. (detail)
  18. "Vincent Price Art To Be Shown Here", Press, 21/09/1965, Pittsburgh, Pa., s .p. (indirect image) (detail)
  19. "Famous Art Collection To Be Viewed in Pittsburgh", Observer, 28/09/1965, Warren, Pa., n. p.
  20. "Guild Shop of Church To Hold Open House", Life, 21/04/1966, Wilmette, Ill., p. 84 (indirect image)
  21. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 547
  22. Estrella de Diego, Marta García-Fajardo, Amparo López Redondo, Qué hace esto aquí? Arte contemporáneo de la Fundación María José Jove en el Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, Fundación María José Jove, Madrid, La Coruña, 2011, p. 39 (indirect image), cover (indirect image)

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