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The Lacemaker (after Vermeer)

Artist:
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, Figueres 1904–1989 Figueres)
Date:
1955
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (23.5 x 19.7cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.232
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
When Johannes Vermeer’s seventeenth-century Dutch
painting “The Lacemaker” was in the conservation lab
of the Musée du Louvre in 1954, Salvador Dalí began
this painting, a meticulous copy of the original.
Correspondence between Robert Lehman and Dalí
suggests that the collector commissioned Dali’s copy of
Vermeer’s masterpiece.
Signature: Signed (upper right): Dali
Purchased from the artist by Robert Lehman, New York, in April 1957.
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