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LEONOR FINI | FIGURES ON A TERRACE (COMPOSITION WITH FIGURES ON A TERRACE; LA TERRASSE)

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

The Vanguard Spirit: Modern and Surrealist Masterworks from an Important Estate

LEONOR FINI | FIGURES ON A TERRACE (COMPOSITION WITH FIGURES ON A TERRACE; LA TERRASSE)

LEONOR FINI | FIGURES ON A TERRACE (COMPOSITION WITH FIGURES ON A TERRACE; LA TERRASSE)

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 USD

Lot sold:

980,000

USD

The Vanguard Spirit: Modern and Surrealist Masterworks from an Important Estate

LEONOR FINI

1908 - 1996

FIGURES ON A TERRACE (COMPOSITION WITH FIGURES ON A TERRACE; LA TERRASSE)


Signed Leonor Fini and dated 1938 (lower right)

Oil on canvas

39⅜ by 32 in.

100 by 81.3 cm

Painted in 1938.


This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Richard Overstreet and Neil Zukerman.

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact edith.eustis@sothebys.com.


Edward James, West Dean Park, Chichester, West Sussex (acquired from the artist and sold: Christie's, New York, October 6, 1988, lot 40)

Acquired at the above sale

Vogue, Paris, September 1938

Zahar, The London Studio Magazine of Beauty, London, vol. 16, no. 91, October 1938

Edmond Jaloux, Paul Eluard, Alberto Moravia, Georges Hugnet, Charles Henri Ford, Mario Praz & Alberto Savinio, Leonor Fini, Rome, 1945

"Leonor lion girl of the rue Payenne" in Corriere di Trieste, Trieste, September 23, 1945

Simon Wilson, Surrealist Painting, London, 1975, illustrated in color pl. 21

Philip Purser, The Extraordinary Worlds of Edward James, London, 1978, illustrated p. 62

Whitney Chadwick, "The Muse as Artist: Women in the Surrealist Movement" in Art in America, New York, July 1985, p. 127 

Whitney Chadwick, Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, New York, 1993, illustrated p. 113

"La Leon de peinture" in Madame Figaro, Paris, May 2, 1998

Frances Borzello, A World of Our Own, London, 2000, p. 178

Walter Schurian, Fantastic Art, Cologne & London, 2005, p. 54 

Leonor Fini (exhibition catalogue), The Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo; Daimaru Museum, Osaka; The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma & Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, 2005

Michael Robinson, Surrealism, London, 2006, p. 201

Peter Webb, Leonor Fini: Métamorphoses d'un art, Paris, 2007

Peter Webb, Sphinx, The Life and Art of Leonor Fini, New York, 2009, illustrated in color p. 72

Richard Overstreet & Neil Zukerman, Leonor Fini Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings, Zurich, 2020, no. 412, illustrated n.p. 

Paris, Galerie Montaigne, 1938

London, Tate Gallery, 1980 (on loan)

New York, Baruch College Gallery, Women Artists of the Surrealist Movement, 1986-87