Overview

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Inscription

lower right on tablecloth: Gala Salvador Dali / 1955

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Purchased February 1956 from the artist through (Carstairs Gallery, New York) by Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; gift 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1956
The Sacrament of the Last Supper by Salvador Dali, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1956.
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.

Bibliography

1956
Bruner, Louise. "Dali Really An Artist For All His Cutting Up." Toledo, Ohio Blade (5 August 1956): 5, repro.
1956
"Dale Buys Dali Canvas." New York Journal-American (27 January 1956): 1.
1956
"Dali's 'Last Supper' His As 'Junk' by Theologian." The Sunday Star (4 November 1956): A-1, repro. A-35.
1956
"Dali's 'Last Supper' in U.S. Gallery." New York Herald Tribune (23 March 1956): repro.
1956
"Dali's 'Last Supper' to Have Preview in Capital." New York Journal-American (22 March 1956): 3, repro.
1956
"Dali's 'Last Supper' Will Be Shown Here." The Washington Daily News (22 March 1956): repro.
1956
"Dali's Latest On View at National Gallery March 31." The Evening Star (22 March 1956): A33, repro.
1956
"Dali's Place in Religious Art." Christianity Today (10 December 1956): 26-27, 34.
1956
"'Greatest Religious Painting' Of Present Day Is Purchased By Chester Dale Of Resort." Palm Beach Daily News (27 January 1956): 1.
1956
Portner, Leslie Judd. "Art in Washington. National Unveils Dali Painting." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1 April 1956): E7, repro.
1956
"'Sacrament of Last Supper' Will Be Shown to the Public." Palm Beach Daily News (25 March 1956): 13, repro.
1956
"Salvador Dali. His most recent major work." Apollo 63 (May 1956): 143.
1956
_Time (19 November 1956): 46.
1956
White, Jean. "Gallery Puts on Exhibit Its First Dali Painting." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1 April 1956): A15.
1957
Wagner, Charles A. "460-Year Variation on a Sacred Theme." Sunday Mirror Magazine (14 April 1957): 10-11, repro.
1958
Hellman, Geoffrey T. "Custodian." The New Yorker (25 October 1958): 77.
1958
Morse, A. Reynolds. Dali: A Study of His Life and Work. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1958: repro.
1958
"Sacrament of the Last Supper." The Commercial-Mail (3 April 1958): 1, repro. [newspaper from Columbia City, Indiana].
1958
S., R.U. "Dali's Masterpiece? An Interpretation." Findings (March 1958): 7, repro.
1959
[author name illegible]. "I've been thinking..." The New York Ave-news (23 March 1959): 11.
1960
_Twentieth Century French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1960 (2nd ed.): 19, repro.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 36.
1965
_Twentieth Century French Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965 (rev. ed.): 18, repro.
1966
Mills, John FitzMaurice. "Art Forum." The Irish Times (11 February 1966): repro.
1966
Walton, William. "Parnassus on Potomac." Art News 65 (March 1966): 37, repro. 39.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 29, repro.
1973
Morse, Albert Reynolds. Salvador Dali: A Guide to His Works in Public Museums. Cleveland, 1973: 50, repro.
1975
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 90, repro.
1976
Descharnes, Robert. Salvador Dali. New York, 1976: 46, 68.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 112, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 248, 249, color repro.
1992
Etherington-Smith, Meredith. Dali. London, 1992: 397, 411.
1993
Descharnes, Robert and Gilles Néret. Salvador Dalí 1904-1989: L'oeuvre peint. 2 vols. Cologne, 1993: 2:no. 1098, repro.
1994
Hasman, Melvin. Spiritual Life in the Good Ol' USA: Story-Essays on Popular Culture and Christianity. La Mesa, California and Mansfield, Ohio, 1994: 89-91, repro.
1995
Harris, Stephen L. The New Testament. A Student's Introduction. 2nd ed. Mountain View, 1995: 8, repro.
1995
Seerveld, Calvin. A Christian Critique of Art and Literature. Sioux Center, Iowa, 1995: 51-52, fig. 9.
1996
Pelfrey, Robert. Art and Mass Media. Reprint. Dubuque, Iowa, 1996: 244-245, fig. 9.20.
1997
Radford, Robert. Dali. London, 1997: 244-246, fig. 157.
1998
Kuntz, Paul Grimley and Lee Braver. Ascent/Descent." Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art, ed. Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago and London, 1998: 1:77, 80.
1998
Pennanen, Valerie Hutchinson. "Communion." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art, ed. Helene E. Roberts. 2 vol. Chicago and London, 1998: 1:186, 188.
1998
Wheeler, Marion, ed. His Face--Images of Christ in Art: Selections from the King James Version of the Bible. New York, 1998: no. 69, repro.
2001
Trescott, Jacqueline. "The Accessible Surrealist. Dali Work Can Now Be Viewed by Wheelchair Users." The Washington Post (22 November 2001): C1, C8, repro.
2003
Cable, Jacqueline. "Dali's 'Last Supper' - isolated but still captivating at the National Gallery." Catholic Standard (17 April 2003): 17-18, 21.

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