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Leonor Fini

Portrait de Lino Invernizzi

Property of a Private European Collector

Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini

Portrait de Lino Invernizzi

Portrait de Lino Invernizzi

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Property of a Private European Collector

Leonor Fini

1907 - 1996

Portrait de Lino Invernizzi


oil on canvas

76 by 56.5cm, 29⅞ by 22¼in.


Painted in 1944-45.

The canvas has been re-stretched on a board. Inspection under UV light reveals a milky varnish and sensitively executed retouchings to the extreme edges of the canvas and in places to the composition including to the man's proper left cheek. There are two pinprick sized losses to the centre of the torso and a further two to the upper right quadrant There are some fine lines of craquelure in places, only visible under a raking light. There are surface accretions and some abrasion to the varnish layer towards the edges of the work. This work is in overall good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Lino Invernizzi, Milan
Private Collection, Milan (by descent from the above. Sold: Sotheby's, Paris, 3rd December 2008, lot 68)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Richard Overstreet & Neil Zukerman, Leonor Fini Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Zurich, 2021, vol. II, no. 324, illustrated in colour p. 322