El "Son" (The "Son")

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2004
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2004
Study for the boat in "El Son"

Cat. no. P 23

El "Son" (The "Son")

Description

Date:
c. 1919
Technique:
Oil on cardboard
Dimensions:
23.8 x 19 cm
Signature:
Unsigned and undated
Inscriptions:
Inscribed on the back: Barca de vela con figura
Location:
Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres. Dalí bequest

Provenance

  1. Artist's collection

Observations

The title of this painting refers to the family boat, originally baptized "Nelson" but rebaptized "Son" when the first three letters fell off. For this reason the title is in apostrophes and not translated. On the reverse there is a drawing (study of the painting) with the note: "Barca de vela con figura".

Exhibitions

  1. 1983, Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 400 obras de Salvador Dalí del 1914 al 1983, 15/04/1983 - 29/05/1983, cat. no. 12
  2. 1984, Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, 01/07/1984 - 30/09/1984, cat. no. 2
  3. 1994, London, Hayward Gallery, Salvador Dalí: the early years, 03/03/1994 - 30/05/1994, cat. no. 4
  4. 2002, Cadaqués, Museu de Cadaqués, Dalí i Cadaqués : llum, color i vida, 22/06/2002 - 04/11/2002, cat. no. 1
  5. 2003, A Coruña, Sala de exposiciones Fundación Caixa Galicia, Os dalís de Dalí, 03/04/2003 - 04/05/2003, cat. no. 1
  6. 2009, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Salvador Dalí : liquid desire, 13/06/2009 - 04/10/2009, no reference

Bibliography

  1. 400 obres de Salvador Dalí del 1914 al 1983, Obra Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, [Madrid], 1983, p. 20
  2. I Dalì di Salvador Dalì, Gianni Tassinari, Ferrara, 1984, p. 99
  3. Summa artis, Pintura y escultura española del siglo XX : 1900-1939, Espasa-Calpe, Madrid, 1993, p. 468
  4. Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret, Salvador Dalí, 1904 -1989, Benedikt Taschen, Köln, 1994, p. 24
  5. Salvador Dalí: the early years, South Bank Centre, [London], 1994, p. 69
  6. Robert Radford, Dalí, Phaidon, London, 1997, p. 31
  7. Dalí i Cadaqués : llum, color i vida, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí | Museu de Cadaqués, Figueres | Cadaqués, 2002, p. 8 (detail)
  8. Os dalís de Dalí, Fundación Caixa Galicia, [A Coruña], 2003, p. 21
  9. Rafael Santos Torroella, El Primer Dalí, 1918-1929 : catálogo razonado, IVAM Institut Valencià d'Art Modern | Generalitat Valenciana. Conselleria de Cultura, Educació i Esport | Publicaciones, [València] | [València] | [Madrid], 2005, p. 45
  10. Recto, verso : la cara oculta de les obres dels museus, Consorci del Museu de l'Empordà, Figueres, 2007, p. 127 (indirect image)
  11. Salvador Dalí : liquid desire, National Gallery of Victoria | Fundació Gala- Salvador Dalí | The Salvador Dalí Museum, Melbourne | Figueres | St. Petersburg (Florida), 2009, p. 42
  12. 25 maneres de sentir la vela llatina a Cadaqués, Amics de la Vela Llatina de Cadaqués, Cadaqués, 2012, p. 39
  13. Memoria 2014 = Memòria 2014, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2015, p. 107 (indirect image)

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