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Thursday 29 June 2023

Leonor Fini’s drypoint, “Head of a Young Girl”, c1980

Leonor Fini (aka Léonor Fini; Eleonora Fini) (1907–1996)

“Head of a Young Girl” (Le Gazette Drouot title; see—possibly a self-portrait, c1980, published in Paris in an edition of 12 impressions, hand-signed and numbered (VI/XII) in pencil by the artist.

Drypoint printed on chine collé (Japanese) on heavy cream wove paper with full margins and the “Fini Cat” blind-stamp at lower left as published.

Size: (sheet) 38 x 28.5 cm; (chine collé/platemark) 15.7 x 12.8 cm.

Hand-inscribed in pencil below the chine collé: (left) “VI/ XII”; (right) [artist’s signature] Leonor Fini”.

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression hand-signed and numbered with generously wide margins. Beyond naturally occurring aberrations in the chine collé sheet and mounting tape on the edges (verso), the sheet is in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this exceptionally rare hand-signed and numbered impression—note that this is one of only twelve copies in the edition—by one of the most famous of the twentieth-century female artists famous for her contribution to the surrealist movement and her explorations of female identity, for a total cost of AU$402 (currently US$268.70/EUR243.12/GBP214.01 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this sensitively executed portrait—I assume that it is a self-portrait—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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