LEONOR FINI | FEMME AVEC LE SPHINX
LEONOR FINI (1908 - 1996)
FEMME AVEC LE SPHINX
Signed Leonor (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
12½ by 9⅜ in. (31.8 by 23.8 cm)
Framed: 24½ by 20½ in. (62.2 by 52.1 cm)
Executed circa 1946.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Richard Overstreet of the Leonor Fini archives.
This work is in excellent condition. Executed on buff-colored wove paper. The sheet has been mounted with photo corners at all four corners. The right edge of the sheet is very lightly deckled. The sheet is lightly time stained. There are a few scattered pindot stains throughout the sheet. Inscribed 41370 on the verso of the sheet.
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Julien Levy, New York
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in June 2010