Salvador Dalí

study of Trois Secheresses

c1955
ink on paper
Inventory number 2051
Trois Secheresses is an illustration in recognition of Sécheresses, a cantata (song) composed in the 1930s by Francis Poulenc from poems written by Edward James. The Sécheresses cantata was published in the surrealist journal Le Minotaure in June 1936.

Edward James (1907 - 1984) was a British poet that was heavily involved in the performing and visual arts scenes. He was friends with many artists including Salvador Dalí and René Magritte.