About this artwork

This drawing is related to Dalí’s painting ‘Autumn Cannibalism’. The figures are closely entwined, but instead of eating each other as in the painting, the larger figure is feeding the smaller figure; perhaps representing a mother and her child. It is also connected to a number of drawings and prints of skeletal forms which Dalí made from about 1933, including the series of prints he produced for an illustrated revision of Comte de Lautréamont’s poetic novel, ‘Les Chants de Maldoror’, in 1934. This drawing was made for one of four surrealist albums, which comprised fifteen original drawings by various artists. They were sold at the 1936 ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ in London with the aim to help fund future surrealist publications.

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  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    GMA 3897
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  • materials:
    Pencil on paper
  • date created:
    1936
  • measurements:
    26.80 x 21.30 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995
  • copyright:
    © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2018.

Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

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