Salvador Dalí, Nu Sanguine belongs to the group of individual etchings published by Pierre Argillet, a close friend of Salvador Dalí and avid collector of surrealist, dadaist and futurist artworks. Together Dalí and Argillet produced nearly 200 etchings, before they parted their ways in 1974. Pierre Argillet would only accept etchings done in the traditional way, on copper. Hence, the etchings published by Argillet stand for high standards of quality among collectors.
Nu Sanguine resembles a dry point etching from 1970 called “The Marquis”, which was published as part of the “Don Juan” Suite. This was, however, produced a larger edition number and was not colored in red chalk (where the print’s name “sanguine” came from).