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Salvador Dalí The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8,The Divine Comedy, 1960 Original Woodcut engraving

  • Andres G 
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Andres G

Andres G

BSc, MSc, Expert Appraiser of all kinds of Antique items. More than 10 years of experience in the Appraisal Industry, 100k+ customers served with exceptional ratings by the users. Antique store owner and businessman.


This art appraisal report offers an in-depth and impartial assessment of the artwork in question, grounded in the appraiser’s expertise and familiarity with the art market. All the information and data analyzed in this report is sourced solely from the client.

Having a clear understanding of the value of your artwork is crucial in making informed decisions about its future. This report provides a precise estimate of the value of each piece, using US dollars as the base currency. It is not intended to encourage the sale of the artwork, but rather to provide valuable information on how to proceed should the client decide to do so in the future.

Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.

Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test

In the quest to identify a match, Image Search employs advanced AI techniques to scour databases of images in order to find visually similar images. This is achieved through the use of various algorithms such as pattern recognition and machine learning. While some results may be considered as “matches” due to a clear similarity, other results may be inconclusive as they rely more on chance rather than any specific similarities. To conduct this test, a front-facing image was used as a reference to search for similar images on the internet.

The results of the automatic recognition are not conclusive. If a match is found, it will be shown below:

What specific information can we obtain from this test?

The algorithm found an exact match. This result is associated with prints, either regular or limited edition prints, that were hand signed by the original artist of this piece of art. It’s important to determine what type you have, so I need to go through the research and inspection process.

Age estimation

The age of Salvador Dali’s painting, The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8, The Divine Comedy, 1960, can be determined by examining the painting’s frame construction, color palette used, and any other characteristics. The frame construction of the painting is a typical wooden frame of the era. The colors used in the painting are characteristic of the 1960s and are indicative of the time period. Additionally, the subjects depicted in the painting, such as the angels and the valley, are all indicative of the artist’s style at the time, further indicating that the painting is from the 1960s. Therefore, the frame construction, color palette, and other characteristics of the painting all indicate that The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8, The Divine Comedy, 1960, was painted in the 1960s.

Based on this information and the pictures provided, I can estimate this painting was made circa 20thC accordingly to the COA.

Condition of the artwork

This artwork, Salvador Dalí's The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8,The Divine Comedy, 1960 Original Woodcut engraving is in good to excellent condition, with no restoration needed. There are no appreciable damages to the artwork, and if there is any damage, it is minimal. This is a testament to the longevity and beauty of the artwork, and is sure to be a treasured piece for years to come.

Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.

I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures.

Detailed analysis of the artwork’s style, subject matter, and significance within the artist’s oeuvre and the broader art world.

I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced.

The painting by Salvador Dalí, titled "The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8, The Divine Comedy, 1960 Original Woodcut engraving", is a prime example of Dalí's unique artistic style. His work is known for its surrealist elements, dreamlike landscapes, and vivid colors, all of which are present in this painting. The subject matter is highly symbolic and often explores themes like the subconscious and spiritual symbolism. Dalí's use of woodcut engraving gives more texture and dimension to the painting, making it even more visually stunning. Overall, the painting is a stunning example of Dalí's signature artistic style.

Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.

In order to provide an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for Salvador Dalí's The Guardian Angels of the Valley, Purgatorio Canto 8, The Divine Comedy, 1960 Original Woodcut engraving, I utilized the data collected, including auction prices and other relevant market information about the artist's works. This is crucial as it can be used in various contexts such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. It also offers a valuable insight into how the valuation of the artwork may have changed due to environmental or economic factors, such as the current popularity of the artist's works in the art market.

The auction prices were a significant factor in determining the current market value of the artwork, as they are based on actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. As such, they are a strong indicator of the expected value of the piece in the near future.

By analyzing auction results from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the artwork. This approach provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Additionally, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available.


Investing in art can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and add a certain value that other investments may not. Artwork can be bought and sold for a profit, which can result in greater returns over time. Additionally, buying a piece of artwork can be a great way to invest in something that you are passionate about. Not only does it provide a financial gain, but it can also be a source of inspiration and connection. Art can be a great way to commemorate special moments, or to celebrate a favorite artist. It is a timeless investment that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

This painting by Salvador Dalí can be considered valuable by the art market due to its historical significance. This painting is part of a series of illustrations that Dalí created for Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy. This series of illustrations is considered to be one of Dalí's most ambitious projects, displaying his mastery of woodcut engraving techniques. In addition, this particular work is considered to be exceptionally rare, making it highly sought-after among art collectors and dealers.

Final Appraisal Value ($)

5,000 $

Appraisal Report made by:

Andrés Gómez
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Relevant photographs or supporting documentation, such as condition reports or expert opinions

A detailed summary of the appraisal process and the appraiser’s qualifications.

Insurance replacement value art appraisal is a method used to determine the cost to replace a piece of artwork by an insurance company. This form of appraisal values an artwork based on the cost of replacement offered by the sole provider of these artworks, which is Global Fine Art Print.

In this method, the appraiser considers the cost offered by Global Fine Art Print to replace the artwork. The appraiser does not take into account the artist’s reputation, market conditions, or the condition and age of the artwork, as in mark-to-market art appraisal.

Insurance replacement value art appraisal is used to determine the amount that an insurance company will pay back to a policyholder in the case of loss or damage of an artwork. It helps policyholders receive an appropriate sum for replacement and helps insurers ensure they are not being overcharged.

The appraisal process involves evaluating the item based on information provided by the requester, including photographs and descriptions. The appraiser uses this information to determine the cost of replacement offered by Global Fine Art Print.

A statement of the appraiser’s liability and any potential conflicts of interest.

A qualified art appraisal, also known as a formal written evaluation, is a professional assessment of the monetary value of a piece of art by an individual who has specialized knowledge, expertise, and training in the field of art appraisal. This person must meet certain educational and professional requirements, including experience in researching and evaluating art, as well as knowledge of the art market and current market trends. The purpose of a qualified art appraisal is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of the value of a piece of art for various purposes, including insurance claims, tax planning, estate planning, or to help determine a fair price for a sale or purchase.

We are committed to providing our clients with the most accurate and unbiased appraisal reports. To ensure impartiality, we adopt a flat rate, fixed fee structure for all appraisals, instead of a percentage-based fee. This eliminates any potential conflicts of interest between the art appraiser and the final report value. Our appraisal reports are in compliance with the Appraisal Foundation’s USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards and guidelines, which are widely accepted as the ethical and performance standards for appraisers. This guarantees that our reports are of high quality and legally defensible.

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