A dramatic drypoint etching by Salvador Dali depicting a crowned boar , the emblem of Richard III. Signed in pencil lower right and numbered 216/250 lower right. Field 64. Modern frame.
This is a lovely, crisp drypoint etching on Japon paper with deckled margins by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989) from his 'Much Ado About Shakespeare' series . It was published by Atelier Rigal , Paris in 1970. The White Boar was the personal device of the English King Richard III (1452–1485, reigned from 1483), and is an early instance of the use of boars in heraldry. Richard III was the last English king to die in combat at the Battle of Bosworth Field and his body was finally located in the ruins of Greyfriars Church , Leicester under what is a modern day car park. He now lies in Leicester Cathedral.
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