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Leonor Fini

Portrait de María Félix I or Reina del fuego

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May 18, 09:51 PM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 USD

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

Leonor Fini

1908 - 1996

Portrait de María Félix I or Reina del fuego

signed Fini (lower right)

oil on canvas

35⅞ by 23¼ in.

91.1 by 59.1 cm.

Executed circa 1954.

María Félix, Mexico City
Christie's New York, 17 July 2007, lot 269 (consigned by the estate of the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Madge Garland, The Changing Face of Beauty. Four Thousand Years of Beautiful Women, New York, 1957, illustrated
Eugenio Aguirre, Ricardo Noriega, Marco Antonio Belmar and Daniel Nierma, María y sus pintores, Mexico City, 1922
Ariel Solorio and Javier Tellez, eds. María Félix, Una raya en el agua, Mexico City, 1997
Richard Overstreet and Neil Zukerman, Leonor Fini Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, vol. II, Zurich, 2021, no. 513, p. 370, illustrated in color (as signed Leonore Fini)