LEONOR FINI (1908 - 1996)
Signed Leonor Fini and with the initials L.F (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
13⅜ by 10¼ in. (33.9 by 26 cm)
Framed: 24½ by 20½ in. (62.2 by 52 cm)
Executed circa 1969.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Richard Overstreet of the Leonor Fini archives.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. Hinged to a backing board with mounting corners at all four corners which have been reinforced with tape. Some staining to all four edges most likely due to a previous mounting. A few small spots of foxing, most notably in the lower right edge. One larger area of discoloration in the lower right corner which is not visible when the work is framed. Numbered F.14 by another hand in the lower right corner.
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Acquired on March 2, 2003
Ferrara, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Leonor Fini, 1983, no. 149
Bad Frankenhausen, Germany, Panorama Museum, Leonor Fini: Peintre du fantastique, 1997, no. 82, illustrated in the catalogue